Category Archives: Environment

Zeldin’s War on the Environment

By Perry Gershon:  (Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/perry4congress/posts/?ref=page_internal) Lee Zeldin continues to support the Trump Administration’s destruction of our environmental protections. The new “plan” for coal represents one more example of the total disregard for the serious health effects of air pollution. The … Continue reading

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Flip the House — Defeat Zeldin!

By Jacquelyn Gavron & Amy Turner, July 19, 2018 New York’s First Congressional District (NY-1), historically a swing district, is represented by Lee Zeldin (R). He was initially elected with Tea Party support and is an unwavering Trump loyalist with … Continue reading

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Money Cannot be Eaten

Pronounced extinct in 1979, a small colony of black-footed ferrets was found in the wild near Meeteesee, WY, in 1981. Animals from this colony were used to start a captive breeding program, which has since released hundreds of animals back … Continue reading

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We Are Not Stuck With Zeldin

Fight Back East Hampton May 21, 2018 To the Editor, I want to live in an America that strives to be the best it can be, an America that does not look backward with blinders on and pine for illusory … Continue reading

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Global Warming and Crumbling Mountains

Published Feb 28th, 2018 in the East Hampton Star, under Guest Words: http://easthamptonstar.com/Opinion/2018228/Global-Crumbling In August 2017 the mountain world witnessed an impressive manifestation of global warming. An entire mountain-side in the Swiss alps broke loose and crashed into the Bondasca … Continue reading

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Talk is Cheap Mr. Zeldin

From James Ewing:  A reminder of where Lee Zeldin stands on the environment.  The Scorecard as per the League of Conservation Voters. To get the specifics on each vote go their website and click on the “vote name”: http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/lee-zeldin Green … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s (Dismal) Voting Record—At a Glance

by A.Turner and J.Gavron To defeat Zeldin, we need to understand his voting record and dispel the perception that he’s pro-environment and a moderate Republican. His record reveals his extremist views on issues such as gun ownership and women’s rights. … Continue reading

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Zeldin on drilling: tepid

Published today in the East Hampton Star as a letter to the editor: Just Two Sentences   Lee Zeldin released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s proposal to open United States waters to offshore oil drilling: “I … Continue reading

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Zeldin Boasting about Environment Record?

Recently Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), co-chair of the Long Island Sound Caucus and founding member of the “Congressional Estuary Caucus”, was joined by EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Director Carrie Meek … Continue reading

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We Can Reverse Climate Change

By Cate Rogers, East Hampton, NY (Copyright: Peter Weber Shutterstock) I was thrilled to participate in a free showing at my local library of the film “An Inconvenient Truth”, being a new pinned Climate Leader of The Climate Reality Project, … Continue reading

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Those Bothersome Facts

In the age of “alternative facts”, Breitbart and Fox faux news, we can all make an effort to point out BS when we recognize it!  Bravo Nigel, an R&R regular, for his Letter to the Editor of the East Hampton … Continue reading

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Bridget Fleming

Her Accomplishments (Letter to the Editor from this week in the East Hampton Star) Bridget Fleming has served as a Suffolk County legislator for the past two years, and in that time has distinguished herself as someone who gets results. … Continue reading

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Sonic Sea

  On Long Island we are witness to a series of beached whales and dolphins (same family as whales). This is not new.  I have previously blogged about it. There are some newer reports and many older reports.  This week … Continue reading

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A Golden Opportunity for Carbon Fees

From: John Andrews Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:01 PM Dear Long Island East CCLers (Citizens’ Climate Lobby), Now that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency has gutted President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, it is a perfect opportunity to ask … Continue reading

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More Bad Zeldin Environmental Votes

By Marc Rauch and Chelsea Estevez Since our last update in late August, fourteen bills impacting the environment have come before the House of Representatives. Lee Zeldin took the anti-environment position on 12 out of 14 of these recent bills. … Continue reading

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The Great Lakes Are Attacking Us Now

Can you really blame them? By Charles P. Pierce Original post on Esquire.com Oct 4, 2017 While the Secretary of the Interior is jetting around on our dime, and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is slow-dancing with his … Continue reading

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First Evidence That Offshore Wind Farms Are Changing the Oceans

Wind turbines can support vast colonies of marine species in areas where they were previously rare. by Emerging Technology from the arXiv September 22, 2017   Offshore wind farms are becoming increasingly common in our oceans. In Europe, the goal … Continue reading

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Oceans in Peril

Title image from Oceans of Acid. By Judith S. Weis  OpEd in the East Hampton Star Sept. 14, 2017 While some politicians claim that climate change is a hoax, and climate scientists try to refine their models and forecasts of … Continue reading

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East Coast Republicans join Dems to lobby Trump against Atlantic oil exploration

McClatchyDC.com BY TONY PUGH   SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 5:15 PM WASHINGTON State and federal lawmakers from both parties have joined East Coast business interests to convince the Trump administration to halt its plan for fossil fuel development in the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Zeldin and Cruz: Hurricane Hypocrites

Zeldin and Cruz are hurricane hypocrites September 8, 2017 3:27 PM By Rita Ciolli, editor of the Editorial and Opinion pages of Newsday and amNewYork. Rep. Lee Zeldin speaks at Suffolk Community College in Riverhead on Nov. 1, 2016. Photo … Continue reading

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