Several environmental groups have written to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to go further in the state’s health review of fracking. Their memo was sent as the state’s GOP chair and pro-fracking groups ratcheted up their call for the governor to lift the fracking moratorium.
The Natural Resources Defense Council and a coalition of environmental and public health groups, sent a letter to Governor Cuomo November 1. Kate Sinding is director of NRDC’s Community Fracking Defense Project. She says the letter is intended to accomplish two goals.
Local, state and federal officials held an oil spill exercise along the Hudson River in Orange County today, prompted by the increase in oil transport along New York’s rail lines and waterways prompted the drill.
The fictional drill involved a midnight spill of 50,000 gallons of heating oil from Global Companies’ five-million gallon storage tank in New Windsor into the Hudson River.
FISHKILL – Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot, the group seeking to preserve a 10.4 acre parcel of land in the Town of Fishkill known to be a burial site for Revolutionary War soldiers, has identified two dozen additional soldiers known to have been laid to rest there. That brings to 84, the number of Continental Army soldiers buried at the privately owned site on Route 9.
Group President Lance Ashworth said the property owner wants millions for the land.
A New York congressman and state attorney general are pledging to push for coordinated federal and state response to allegations of religious discrimination and bullying in a school district in the Hudson Valley.