Natural Resources Defense Council http://wamc.org en NYS Assembly Minority Leader Opposes Proposed NYC Food Container Ban http://wamc.org/post/nys-assembly-minority-leader-opposes-proposed-nyc-food-container-ban <p>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.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:51:04 +0000 Allison Dunne 78736 at http://wamc.org NYS Assembly Minority Leader Opposes Proposed NYC Food Container Ban Environmental Group Wants More Comment Time For Belleayre Projects http://wamc.org/post/environmental-group-wants-more-comment-time-belleayre-projects <p>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.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 19:16:08 +0000 Allison Dunne 63619 at http://wamc.org Environmental Group Wants More Comment Time For Belleayre Projects NY Town Board Rescinds Ban on Fracking Talk http://wamc.org/post/ny-town-board-rescinds-ban-fracking-talk <p>A town in New York’s Southern Tier has rescinded a gag order on public discussion of fracking during town board meetings.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.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:17:04 +0000 Allison Dunne 62848 at http://wamc.org NY Town Board Rescinds Ban on Fracking Talk