Hudson Valley News
2:05 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Conservation Group Praises USCG, EPA Oil-Spill Response Plan Effort

Two agencies are now involved in updating oil-spill response plans for the Hudson River — and examining potential effects on endangered species. One conservation group is taking credit for the action after threatening a lawsuit if such plans were not put in place. One of the agencies says possible litigation had nothing to do with it.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Advocates Await Clean Power Plan Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to implement new rules under its Clean Power Plan now that the public comment period ended on Monday. Advocacy groups across New York urged supporters to express the importance of the rules in reducing the impacts of climate change on the state and the nation.

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Hudson Valley News
3:18 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

NY Farm Bureau Tells EPA To Ditch The Rule

The comment period has closed for a proposed rule concerning the federal Clean Water Act. Before the deadline, the New York Farm Bureau barraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a few thousand postcards. Meanwhile, EPA says there are several misconceptions.

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Hudson Valley News
8:25 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Poultry Plant In Orange Sued Over Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

Credit Gavin Schaefer/Wikimedia Commons

Federal prosecutors say a slaughterhouse in Orange County that supplies kosher chicken to Orthodox Jews discharged chicken parts and other waste into storm drains and sewers.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

EPA Chief Says Lake Champlain Cleanup Critical

Lake Champlain
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says cleaning up Lake Champlain and other lakes is critical to the future of the region and the country.

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Hudson Valley News
9:37 am
Thu October 2, 2014

EPA Proposes Removing Newburgh Site From Superfund List

The Environmental Protection Agency proposes to remove an Orange County site from the Superfund list.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney


  New York’s bid to use clean water funds to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge was rejected by the EPA.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks that was a mistake.

Hudson Valley News
1:55 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Thruway Authority Approves Clean Water Funds For New NY Bridge

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to use clean water funds to help pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge has been approved by a key state board. However, a federal agency is reviewing the plan, and environmental groups are among those in opposition.

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New England News
8:45 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Barre Gets $1.6 Million In Grants

Governor Peter Shumlin says the city of Barre is receiving $1.6 million in grants to address flood risks, clean up environmental contamination and redevelop a central part of downtown.

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New York News
5:44 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Saratoga County Lawmakers Seek Increased PCB Monitoring

Credit EPA

Lawmakers in Saratoga County have passed a resolution calling on General Electric to monitor flood plains along the Hudson River for chemical contamination. 

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