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The money is intended for energy efficiency programs, but doubts persist about where it will end up. The governor dipped into proceeds recently to address a budget deficit.
Former state parks Commissioner Carol Ash made her debut in her new role as parks advocate on Thursday, when she took part in the release of a report calling for a halt to staff and funding cuts that could place certain state parks at a new risk of closure.
This week's session of the Legislature, for all its inaction on the state budget deficit, wasn't all for naught. If ever there's a case to be made for government to delay a decision on an important matter, it's the Legislature's approval of a six-month moratorium on new drilling for natural gas.
AP - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether the release of radioactive material into the air and water at a Cold War-era atomic power laboratory in upstate New York violated federal laws.
Gov. David A. Paterson is considering whether to sign legislation that would impose a temporary moratorium on the issuing of permits for a controversial type of natural gas exploration that has raised broad safety concerns in New York State.
State lawmakers have passed a measure that bars hydrofrack drilling of natural gas wells in New York through mid-May. After sending the bill to Gov. David Paterson's desk, drilling opponents applauded the delay while the industry blasted it as a job-killer.
A vote sends a message about safety concerns related to this type of gas drilling.
The Assembly approved a temporary moratorium on natural-gas drilling Monday night, with the goal of placing a hold on a controversial extraction process until May.
AP - A nuclear power plant north of New York City is operating again after being shut down by a transformer explosion earlier this month.
As we approach crucial climate change negotiations in CancÃƒÂºn, Mexico, the key question on many people's minds is this: what nation will have the courage to stand up to the United States?