environmental protection

Clearwater Sloop
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For over 45 years, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., founded by Pete Seeger, has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as champion of the Hudson River, working to pass landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act, and providing innovative educational programs, environmental advocacy, and musical celebrations, including the renowned annual Clearwater Festival, to inspire, educate, and activate millions of people.

Clearwater will honor former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck at the organization’s Third Annual Spirit of the Hudson Gala on Sunday, February 11 at The Garrison in Garrison, NY.  Enck will be given Clearwater’s "Spirit of the Hudson Award" for her longtime service to the environment.

Judith joins us along with Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Action Director for Clearwater. 

The Paris Climate Agreement is under attack in the Courts and Congress, and almost all of the GOP presidential candidates have remained faithful to their parties’ anti-environmental orthodoxy. It seems an unlikely time for the criterion view advanced by lawyer and environmental leader Frederic Rich in his new book Getting to Green: Saving Nature a Bipartisan Solution. Rich argues that the deadlock on environmental progress can be broken by a concerted effort to reconnect the right with its traditional support for conservation, and some basic reforms to the way the green movement does business.

Conn. seeks nominations for community greenways

Feb 19, 2013
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Connecticut is looking for nominations for new greenways.

Greenways provide space for recreation, bicycling and walking and also support economic development.

An official designation by the Greenways Council recognizes a greenway as an open space that brings improvements to the community and is supported by local government initiatives. Designated greenways may be considered for grant money.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck, who held a variety of environmental positions in New York before her appointment to the EPA in 2009.