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New York Supreme Court strikes down Department of Environmental Conservation’s permit for mega-dairies

Illegal permit allowed industrial animal operations to prepare pollution prevention plans without agency oversight or public input, threatening drinking and recreational waters

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New York Fish at Risk From Stormwater Permit, Groups Say

NY Pollution Permit Could Violate CWA, Enviros Say

Riverkeeper statement on Cuomo’s plastic bag ban bill: A fee on paper is critical

Governor Cuomo today introduced a bill banning single-use plastic bags in New York State. Jeremy Cherson, Riverkeeper Advocacy Coordinator, said: “Riverkeeper is encouraged that Governor Cuomo is taking plastic bag pollution seriously. However, the evidence does not support a ban on plastic with no fee on paper bags. The fee on paper is critical to reduce waste and foster a culture of reusable bags. Riverkeeper supports legislation introduced by Senators Krueger and Hoylman and Assemblyman Englebright – S7760 / A9953 – modeled on California’s successful plastic bag ban and fee […]

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Ban single-use plastic bags in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says

Cuomo proposes plastic-bag ban

Gov. Cuomo introduces bill banning single-use plastic bags

Court denies opponents’ appeal in Belleayre Resort project

Cuomo eyes NY plastic bag ban by 2019

State sued over industrial water pollution permit

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