Environment

Sea Lamprey Barrier – Grand Opening Thursday

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On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:00AM representatives of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge, Quebec will officially open the new and state-of-the-art sea lamprey barrier. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service will present information on the construction, operation, and importance of the new barrier.. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

Lake Placid’s Village Cleanup

Lake Placid’s Village Cleanup Day is Saturday.. We caught up with some of the organizers of the event setting up for the volunteer lunch which traditionally follows the work of the morning..   AUDIO – 051214 – Lake Placid Village Cleanup Day

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DOT-111 Rail Cars No Longer Labeled as Safe for Crude Oil

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand praised U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx’s announcement of a new safety alert that energy companies and oil shippers should no longer use DOT-111 rail cars, and that those companies will be required to make public the routes that Bakken crude is being shipped on, and alert first responders…

Owens Pushes Keystone Pipeline

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Congressman Bill Owens is again throwing his weight behind efforts to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project.. In a statement, Owens says “he is fully supportive of efforts in the Senate to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and he continued by saying “he has long called for the approval of the pipeline arguing…

K&J – Crude Oil “Transportation Without Representation”

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In the Wake of Wednesday’s train derailment in Lynchburgh Virginia involving several cars carrying crude oil which ignited and were allowed to burn themselves out, Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says something’s got to be done to mitigate the risk to residents as a result of transporting crude oil by train through the city.. “It seems…

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Adirondack Council on Dangers of Transporting Crude by Rail

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We have an update from the Adirondack Council today on the Dangers of Transporting explosive crude Oil through the region… The Council is urging the EPA to take action to protect the Adirondack Park and Lake Champlain along with more than a dozen lakeshore communities from the risk of an accident or a spill.. In…

Adirondack Club and Resort – One Step Closer to Reality

The lengthy battle the ACR has faced is now in the hands of the appellate court judges. On Monday, the State of New York Supreme Court, , heard oral arguments from the attorneys for Protect the Adirondacks, The Adirondack Park Agency and the Adirondack Club and Resort regarding the Article 78 lawsuit. Jim LaValley is…

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Adirondack Council Buying Carbon Allowances

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The Adirondack Council is one of the only environmental groups vying to retire 1,000 tons of carbon pollution this week.. That’s because they’re competing against power plants for carbon allowances at government auctions. Willie Janeway is the Council’s Executive Director… He says “they’re inviting people to partner with the council to help purchase and then…

Earth Day Trees for Sale – At Lake Placid Electric Dept.

In honor of Earth Day, The Village of Lake Placid Electric Department and the New York Power Authority are partnering again for the 14th year to sell trees.  Administrator for the Tree Power Program, Virginia Partridge says one of the job descriptions for the Lake Placid Electric Department this time of year is selling trees.…

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Town of Jay Cleanup Day

The Town of Jay announces their annual clean up day for residents… The Town of Jay Highway Department will be accepting old clothing, furniture, televisions, empty paint cans, vacuum cleaners, carpeting, copper, cast iron, steel aluminium, old computers, stereo systems, radios, bikes, lawn mowers, light fixtures, lamps, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.. The cleanup day…

Saturday – Village Clean up Day

In light of Earth Week and Daffest just around the corner, The Women’s Civic Chamber is hosting Village Clean up day. Civic Chamber member, Janie Bevilacqua is one of the organizers for this event.  She says If anyone is interested in volunteering for Village Clean up day, she says please just show up with a…

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DEC – Region 5 – Winter Search and Rescue

DEC REGION 5 FOREST RANGER 2013-14 WINTER SEARCH AND RESCUE REPORT New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to search and rescue incidents on forest preserve, state forest and conservation easement lands. Working with other State agencies, local emergency response…

Flood Warnings Continue for Low Lying Areas

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A Flood warning continues for low lying areas in New York and Vermont… Especially for Lake Champlain at Rouses Point and points along the Saranac River.. Plattsbrugh DPW Superintendent Mike Brody says the worst spot in the city is Heritage Trail behind the College.. “It’s important to remember that if rapidly flowing water catches you off…

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Town Wide Garage Sale in Lake PLacid

Leading up to Earth Day on April 22, Lake Placid and the Adirondacks’ green lodging property, the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, will host a Community Wide Garage Sale and Earth Day celebration this Saturday, April 19, 2014.This annual community event returns with a new spin, offering residents the opportunity to spring clean during a Community…

Studying Effects of Climate Change

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Mountain Lake PBS and Bright Blue EcoMedia have teamed up to look at the effects of climate change in the Adirondacks, and the next generation of visionaries working to make a difference. Now they’re turning to you, and the internet, to help fund the project. In the aftermath of the storm, three high school students…

State’s Budget On Time 4 Years in a Row

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After several weeks of negotiations to reconcile budget proposals from Governor Cuomo, the Senate, and the Assembly, The Legislature has passed another on time budget for New York State…  On Education Spending, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey says she would have preferred a larger sum for State Education Funding… Senator Betty Little says her push was for…

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Basin Program Seeks Boat Launch Stewards

The Lake Champlain Basin program is going into their 8th year of the boat launch steward program and Meg Modley, Aquatic Species Management Coordinator says she is looking for help. Modely says last year they had ten stewards working boat launch sites around Lake Champlain between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They collect survey information about…

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Environmental Advocates Applaud NY State Budget

Advocates for New York’s clean water, clean air and open space applauded today as an agreement on the next New York State Budget was announced including $162 million in appropriations for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). This is a $9 million increase over the current funding level. The EPF, which once stood at $255 million,…

Plattsburgh Votes to Restrict Hydraulic Fracturing

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The City of Plattsburgh Votes Unanimously Thursday Night to ban Hydrofracking within the City Limits and to prohibit activities associated with Hydraulic Fracturing such as the use of the City of Plattsburgh’s Wastewater Collection system for the disposal of waste-water from Hydraulic Fracturing.. Mary Dufore lives in Plattsburgh.. She commended the board for their actions.. …

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Hotels Going Green at Paul Smith’s College

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The Paul Smith’s College Hospitality Club is hosting a panel discussion, with four hotel and resort operators who will talk about green and sustainable practices in the hospitality field. Each of the panelists’ properties is certified by Audubon International’s Green Lodging Program, which accredits green hotels and resorts.  “Audubon International has been invaluable to them…

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