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NRDC, Others Sue EPA Over Temporary Policy

Apr 20, 2020
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The Natural Resources Defense Council and other groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s temporary guidance policy that tables enforcement of pollution monitoring because of the coronavirus. EPA, in its policy, says it expects regulated facilities to comply with regulatory requirements and to return to compliance as quickly as possible.

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A new report says climate change is taking a toll on public health and related costs. The study looked at 10 climate-sensitive events in 2012, such as Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, and came up with a dollar amount in the billions. The report comes ahead of a planned global climate strike Friday.

A federal judge has ruled that wildlife protection and conservation groups can join New York state's effort to uphold its ivory ban being challenged in a lawsuit filed by antiques dealers.

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A leading environmental advocacy organization has released a report outlining measures the country could take to increase renewable energy generation and cut greenhouse gases 80 percent by 2050.

A report commissioned by two environmental groups shows that low-carbon options will be ready to replace the more than 2,000 megawatts of power lost by the closure of New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant in four years. The report concludes compelling the state to adopt an energy efficiency framework would help.

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The New York State Assembly minority leader appeared in front of a New York City council committee this week, urging officials to halt a proposal that would ban plastic foam containers in the city. He says such a ban would cost his district jobs. Environmentalists say turning away from such a ban would cost the land and sea.

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A national environmental action group is sending a letter to New York state environmental regulators. An attorney for the group says more time is needed to comment on a modified proposal of The Belleayre Resort and plans for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.

NY Town Board Rescinds Ban on Fracking Talk

Apr 22, 2013
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A town in New York’s Southern Tier has rescinded a gag order on public discussion of fracking during town board meetings. Two groups had sued the town, alleging violation of First Amendment rights. The Town Board denies liability.