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New York Should Invest in its Ocean and Great Lakes

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New York State is currently in the middle of its budget negotiations (read: battle) and Governor Cuomo has put forth his proposal. He has thirty days to make amendments and then the Senate and Assembly will put forth their versions.  After the requisite back-and-forth, a final budget will be approved by the Legislature and signed […]

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Fractivists Deliver Thousands of Signatures in Support of a Ban on Fracking Waste in CT

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Over 50 Connecticut residents recently came to Hartford to tell Governor Malloy and the CT General Assembly to ban toxic fracking waste in 2014.    Unfortunately, states without industrial oil and gas development such as Connecticut can still be negatively impacted by the disposal of waste products from fracking. The crowd consisted of John and Joan Q. Public’s […]

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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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CCE in Albany: Lobbying on the Budget

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Yesterday, CCE staff went to Albany to discuss our budget priorities with members of the New York State Assembly and Senate. I just wanted to take a minute to share some of CCE’s priorities with you, so you know what are fighting for in Albany during the budget process.   And just so you know where we […]

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Disposable Bags & the NYS Budget

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Over the last few decades, the issue of disposable bag pollution has become a global concern.  Plastic and paper bags have become ubiquitous, and are taking a toll on our environment and our economy.  According to the EPA, between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year, and each of those […]

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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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All Politics Is Still Local

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With Election Day approaching, it is no surprise that Americans are being inundated with political ads and campaign messages. Under mounting pressure to be politically engaged, the reaction often heard from people is one of apathy and frustration. We have all heard the complaints; “All politicians are the same,” “It’s not like whoever gets elected […]

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