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Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo including nuclear plants in his proposal to tilt the state’s energy mix toward renewable energy The Syracuse Post-Standard, May 27 New York state’s response to Entergy Corp.’s announcement that it would close the money-losing James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Station probably won’t save FitzPatrick— but it ...

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Feds solicit bids for wind farm off coast of NY, NJ

Offshore wind energy farm. (Image: Håkan Dahlström via Flickr)

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government says it will auction off the rights to build an electricity-generating windfarm on 81,000 acres of ocean off the coast of New York and New Jersey. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the lease sale Tuesday. Officials say seven companies have expressed an interest so far in bidding for the lease on the waters, ...

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UMH Properties to Host Baseball Great Dwight “Doc” Gooden Autograph Signing in Monticello, NY

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UMH Properties, Inc. announces that Dwight “Doc” Gooden, the three-time World Series champion pitcher, will make an appearance June 18th from 12-2pm at the UMH community, Kinnebrook Estates, 351 State Route 17B, Monticello, New York. Gooden will sign fans’ own sports memorabilia or free photos of the four-time Major League all-star that visitors will receive after touring a UMH model home.  During a storied ...

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Albany joins New York communities opposing Bakken oil pipeline

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany has joined 25 other communities officially opposing the Pilgrim Pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Albany to New Jersey refineries and return it as fuel products. The Common Council passed a resolution Monday night denouncing the proposed 178-mile pipeline as an environmental risk and public health danger. The measure isn’t legally binding. The line ...

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NY comptroller: 2 companies agree to pursue renewable energy

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s comptroller says the retailers Best Buy and Nordstrom have agreed to increasingly use renewable energy in their operations and supply chains. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, trustee of the New York pension fund that’s an investor in both companies, says Wednesday he has withdrawn shareholder proposals that asked they set measurable goals for increased use or ...

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NY utility workers want deterrent from attacks

A utilities worker, a gas mechanic, installs a new gas meter. (Image courtesy of Peoples Gas)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Utilities and their labor unions are asking New York lawmakers to make it a felony when anyone attacks utility workers. They say the legislation is necessary as a deterrent particularly for those in the field restoring lost power, who are at high risk of violence. Advocates say similar laws have been enacted in New Jersey, Massachusetts ...

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New York agency launches website for extreme weather

New York State has developed a new website designed to help communities across the state prepare for extreme weather. (Image: Marco Fedele via Flickr)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is launching a website to help communities across the state prepare for extreme weather. The website created by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides access to more than 1,000 maps, data on sea level and temperature changes, and data sets and documents that show the impacts of climate change ...

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NY conservation officials say waste oil dumped in Hudson

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York conservation officials say a ship dumped about 20 gallons of waste oil in the Hudson River on Earth Day. The Department of Environmental Conservation says it was called Friday about an oil sheen in the water around the Marshall Islands-based South Wind, docked at Grimmel Industries in the Port of Rensselaer. Investigators say the ...

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NY comptroller urges more insurance for rail oil spills

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state’s comptroller urged federal authorities Tuesday to strengthen safety measures against oil spills and require trains to carry sufficient insurance to cover cleanup costs from major accidents. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is administrator of New York’s $40 million Oil Spill Fund. He cited a U.S. Transportation Department finding that oil shippers and rail companies carry ...

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