Category Archives: Environment

Impacts of Proposed FY 2018 Budget Cuts on State and Local Air Quality Agencies

  A Report by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) May 22, 2017 Executive Summary President Trump will release his FY 2018 federal budget on May 23, 2017, which calls for huge cuts in funding for the U.S. … Continue reading

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Offshore Drilling Coming to the Atlantic — Former LA. Official Tapped as Lead Offshore Drilling Regulator

Published in The Hill BY TIMOTHY CAMA – 05/22/17 10:48 AM EDT The Trump administration has tapped a former Louisiana utility regulator to lead the agency responsible for offshore oil and natural gas drilling safety. Scott Angelle, most recently vice … Continue reading

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Offshore Drilling on the Horizon?

Published in The East Hampton Star Re: Letter to the Editor: Offshore Drilling on the Horizon?   Dear David: On Sunday, Guild Hall hosted a program concerned with the preservation of the waters surrounding the East End. Flanked by scientists … Continue reading

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Is Atlantic Oil Drilling In Our Future?

Published in Smithtown Matters on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:35AM. By Karl Grossman [A similar Opinion OpEd appeared in the East Hampton Press, page A8, on May 17th, 2017] Nearly 50 years ago I broke the story of the … Continue reading

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Gardeners Beware 2016: Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in “Bee-Friendly” Plants Sold at Garden Centers Across the U.S.Gardeners Beware

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Cost of Green Energy

By Don Matheson, East Hampton Mark Harrington reported in Newsday, on May 7, 2017, about the demands from “ratepayers, lawmakers, and industry groups,” to know the exact cost of the green energy program announced by Governor Cuomo and LIPA.  This … Continue reading

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If Stephen Hawking is right about Earth’s end, keep an eye on the deer

Hawking says humanity is at great risk of mass extinction within the next 100 years. The Chicago Tribune  (May 8, 2017) Rex HuppkeContact Reporter It seems we’re all going to die fairly soon, but before that happens, we need to … Continue reading

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