TOB Offers Hazardous Material Collection Site

In an effort to assist residents with post-storm cleanup efforts, the Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has set up a location for residents to bring their household hazardous waste materials, according to Town Supervisor John Venditto. Now through Friday, November 30th, residents can visit the Town’s […]

EPA, State and Suffolk County to Launch Hazardous Waste Pickup and Drop-off

(New York, N.Y. – Nov. 11, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Suffolk County will collect and properly dispose of potentially hazardous common household products from flood-damaged homes in Suffolk County. Beginning on Nov. 12, people in affected homes may bring household products, including solvents, paints, […]

EPA Launches Website to Protect Wetlands

From helping control floods to serving as natural buffers against water pollution to providing recreational opportunities and habitat for fish and wildlife, wetlands offer benefits almost too numerous to count. Members of the public can help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency protect these vital areas by reporting suspected violations of the federal laws that protect […]

EPA Declares Long Island A No Discharge Zone

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today announced that a 760 square-mile area of Long Island Sound is now a “no discharge zone,” which means that boats are completely banned from discharging sewage into the water. EPA reviewed DEC’s proposal to establish a no discharge zone for […]

6.29.11 – Hydrofracking

Many of you will remember Kyle Rabin, who was formerly the Executive Director of Friends of the Bay.  He is now Program Director at GRACE, and is a contributor to the Ecocentric blog.   Kyle’s most recent entry concerns two issues of concern to all New Yorkers – hydrofracking and the usage of water by power […]