10.11.12 Long Island’s Threatened Water Supply

Two joint legislative hearings regarding Long Island’s water supply have been held.  Both of these hearings were co-sponsored by Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth and Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer.  The purpose of these hearings was to seek public input on local and regional groundwater conditions and concerns, and to discuss problems of water […]

9.19.12 Fishing Limits

New York adopted the final changes to regulations that will reduce fishing mortality of river herring and create a sustainable fishery, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced. River herring (alewife and blueback herring) are anadromous fish that spend most of their life in the ocean but return to their […]

8.9.12 Wind Energy Forum

Over 100 of Long Island’s environmental and business leaders gathered at the Offshore Wind 2012 Forum at the Long Island Association on Tuesday, July 31.  There are two offshore wind projects being considered for the waters off of Long Island.  One is a 700 megawatt joint venture between LIPA and Con Ed, and the other […]

8.1.12 Invasive Species Law

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to protect New York’s waterways and natural habitat from the devastating environmental effects of invasive species. “This new law will give the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Agriculture and Markets the tools they need to protect our state’s ecology from the harm that invasive species […]