Category Archives: Environment

Zeldin’s complete Environmental Record

Latest update of Zeldin’s environmental voting record below. The spreadsheet itself (all 193 bills since Zeldin was first elected) is linked in Excel format: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19e5j3Z3xupufWNReLsO-P69eL316sJDLBbf8EZDFklg/edit?usp=sharing This is our last update before the November 3rd election. It covers the 21 bills tracked … Continue reading

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Complete Lee Zeldin Environmental Voting Record

Lee Zeldin’s League of Conservation Voters (LCV) score for 2019 was 28%. This seems like an improvement from his scores from prior years, which hovered around 10%, but to put things in perspective: The average Member of Congress score in … Continue reading

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Plastic Pollution of the Oceans

LTE: Washes Up East Hampton Star January 13, 2020 To the Editor: On Jan. 5 Lee Zeldin tweeted, “So ridiculous. Apparently, this is from a new county law here in Suffolk.” The tweet was accompanied by a photo of a … Continue reading

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Climate and Real Estate

GUESTWORDS in the East Hampton Star By David Posnett January 1, 2020 There is already evidence of a real estate slump in the United States. A housing recession is predicted for 2020. The average price of luxury home sales is … Continue reading

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How Solar-friendly is your town on Long Island?

Great resource:  Long Island Solar Report Card 2019.  An in-depth evaluation of 19 municipalities and solar policies on Long Island.  Municipal regulations to promote vs. discourage solar panels!  Interesting.  I did not know how different the rules are from one … Continue reading

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Trump: no more federal aid to California as fires continue to burn!

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-california-wildfires-twitter-gavin-newsom-federal-aid-latest-a9183216.html What’s next for us?  No more aid in case of a hurricane? (At least as long as NY state votes democratic.)    

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Green Tsunami in Switzerland!

Across the globe there has been a sweep by nationalistic, right-wing and even far-right movements large enough to win elections, and form governments: Jair Bolsonaro in Brasil, Viktor Orbán in Hungary, Matteo Salvini in Italy, Andrzej Duda in Poland, Erdogan … Continue reading

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Panic or Empowerment? Brought to You by Greta, Alexandria, 1.6M+

    photos from their instagram Feeling inspired?  I am.  Thrilled, actually, to witness the clear clarion call to climate action….. by young people who have their whole lives to live, and so much to loose.   UNITE BEHIND THE SCIENCE, … Continue reading

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The People You Meet Picking Up Beach Plastic

Serenely beautiful, surreal, spiritual.  Three weeks on the sugar-white sands of Tulum, contemplating the sometimes jade, sometimes topaz, sometimes evening blue Caribbean.  On days when the sea was perfectly flat and clear you could watch the sting rays and barracudas … Continue reading

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Extreme Weather: Monster Storm Ulmer

Reporting from Harrison NE, 4 PM. I am on what was supposed to be a leisure trip: my first transcontinental drive from coast to coast, New York to Calfornia and back.  It turns out that I got caught in super … Continue reading

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Oil Giant Takes Climate Change Seriously

This is hilarious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=D1BOWxFMT5Q   And this is serious: BY STEVEN MUFSON,  The Washington Post, March 5th The chief economist of one of the world’s biggest oil companies is urging other companies to take climate change seriously — and sooner … Continue reading

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Spring is Looking Up. March 15 #FridaysForFuture, April 4-23 #DrawdownEcoChallenge

March 15th. The Ides of March, notable to the ancient Romans for settling debts, as a holy day when sheep were sacrificed, and of course, a day to beware, as a seer warned Julius Cesar. What is this year’s prophecy?  … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old star speaker in Davos

Take a look at a 16 year old lecturing the leaders of the world! Impressive. Our house is on fire! On TED! On ScientistsWarning.Org?

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Carbon Dividends: 2 New Proposals

(1) Carbon Dividend Talking Points. (From James Ewing) In November 2018, three Republicans and three Democrats in the House of Representatives led by Congressman Deutch (D-FL) proposed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (“Deutch proposal”—HR7173), the first bipartisan carbon … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Real about Climate Change

Carbon emissions rose sharply in the US in 2018.  We are now talking about a likely 3 degree global temperature rise by 2100, beyond the point of no return.  Just look at the predicted effect on major cities worldwide.  Miami … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin: We call BS when we see BS!

By Marc Rauch To the editor of the Long Island Advance: NY-01 Representative Lee Zeldin has tried to portray himself as an environmentalist in a recent TV campaign ad, in press releases and in letters to constituents. However, a new … Continue reading

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Trump Mouths off About “Windmills”

Submitted by Judith Hope: In an Aug. 30 rally in Evansville, Indiana, President Donald Trump made three unsubstantiated claims about wind turbines, which he calls “windmills”: Trump suggested that a single turbine can be responsible for “thousands” of bird deaths. … Continue reading

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Don’t Make Me Laugh

  By Perry Gershon: Lee Zeldin wants you to think he’s an environmentalist. He’s spending big bucks blasting that absurd idea across Long Island television. Don’t make me laugh. In his four years in Congress, Lee has voted against the … Continue reading

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Dangerous Men

Bleached Staghorn Coral By James Ewing (Watermill, NY) “The GOP Republican party is the most dangerous organization in human history…dedicated, with such commitment, to the destruction of organized human life on earth.”—Noam Chomsky, scholar, MIT. What are these most dangerous … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s Environmental Voting Record Goes from Bad to Worse

Lee Zeldin wants to Drill in the Ironwood Forest National Monument By Marc Rauch: Latest update: Zeldin’s Environmental Voting Record Goes from Bad to Worse in 2018 In the first 3 years of Lee Zeldin’s congressional term (2015-2017), he earned … Continue reading

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