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New York State Budget Victories

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Once again the New York State budget has been delivered on time.  The 2014 budget season resulted in some hard-fought victories for CCE and I’m thrilled to be able to share them with you: $500,000 for the 2012 Sewage Right to Know law.  As you probably remember, CCE worked tirelessly to pass this law in […]

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Energy Policy & the State of the Union

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Last night the President made his fifth state of the union.  And the debate around energy policy was once again highlighted. The President made a strong statement about climate change, “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.”  We wholeheartedly agree.  Additionally, the President challenged Congress to eliminate federal subsidies for fossil fuels! That […]

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Highlights from the 3rd Annual Offshore Wind Conference

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On November 13, 2013, CCE co-sponsored the 3rd Annual Offshore Wind Conference entitled, “Offshore Wind Power for New York: Reaching America’s Next Clean Energy Frontier.” The conference was held at Stony Brook University on Long Island, where close to 200 attendees packed the Wang Center’s theater to hear activists, experts, and industry leaders describe how […]

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The Uncertain Future of Domestic Wind

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Extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy is important to the future of the wind industry in America, including potential projects offshore of Long Island. The PTC is a key federal tax incentive that has helped to build a strong wind industry in the United States. The credit works by providing wind […]

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Fracking Opposition Reflected in New Poll

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A new Siena College poll released today (January 17th) shows that the tide is turning against fracking in New York.  The public opinion polls had hovered in a split for quite some time, but we can see that as New Yorkers become more engaged in the issue they realize the risks are too great. Despite […]

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No Fracking Way!!!

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In September 2009, New York State released a draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) for Oil, Gas, and Solution Mining, which would cover the environmental impact of high volume hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in low permeability shale formations.  Three years, two public comment periods and countless rallies and lobby days later – New […]

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