New York State transferred the new Brooklyn Bridge Park to New York City

Apr 2 2010 - 1:56pm

A new Brooklyn Bridge Park Operating Entity, with a membership majority appointed by New York City, will become responsible for planning, construction, maintenance and operation of the 85-acre...

The EPA released a report on the first phase of dredging PCB-contaminated sediment in the upper Hudson River.

Apr 2 2010 - 1:54pm

The report is posted at, and GE’s separate report...

The EPA added the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn to the National Superfund List of Hazardous Waste Sites

Apr 2 2010 - 1:52pm

The agency will pursue polluters to pay for a comprehensive cleanup. 


Three new environmental bills have been passed by the New York Legislature

Apr 2 2010 - 1:49pm

S6700, amends the net metering regulations by eliminating the peak load limitation on the size of non-residential solar and wind electric generating systems that can sell surplus electricity back...

NYS "Great Appliance Swap Out" will provide $16.8 million in rebates to consumers in New York State

Apr 2 2010 - 1:39pm

The rebates go to consumers who purchase qualified energy efficient appliances by February 21. Using federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the program will help...

The New York City Green Codes Task Force released its report on green building codes.

Apr 2 2010 - 1:36pm

At the request of Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Quinn in July 2008, the Task Force recommended green changes to the laws and regulations affecting buildings in New York City. The 111...

New York State to dramatically increase solar energy projects

Apr 2 2010 - 1:32pm

Governor Paterson announced a project that will dramatically increase the amount of solar energy currently produced in New York State, and will foster the development of solar technologies,...

Governor Paterson outlined his initiative for developing a New York State Climate Action Plan

Apr 2 2010 - 1:28pm

Governor Paterson said that: "As the world's 15th largest economy, our State has the responsibility to take a leadership role in reducing carbon pollution." 

His August 2009 Executive Order...

NYC Dept of Environmental Protection called for prohibition on drilling for natural gas in the NYC watershed upstate

Apr 2 2010 - 1:24pm

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection acted after a report indicated that gas drilling poses unacceptable risks to the unfiltered drinking water supply for nine million...

New York City Council passed Energy Conservation Code

Apr 2 2010 - 1:19pm

The NY City Council passed a NYC Energy Conservation Code effective July 1, 2010, which is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing government, commercial, and...