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“The focal issue for the legislature is we don’t want to become the dumping ground for New York State or for the Northeast,” says William Reinhardt, who chairs the county legislature’s Conservation, Sustainability and Green Initiatives Committee and who sponsored the Clean air Act.

vaporized styrene monomer

BETHLEHEM — At noon on Wednesday, Scott Dansey, a senior staff member for SABIC Innovative Plastics in Selkirk, told the press that, in a day and a half, the hazardous situation, where a chemical had escaped from a train car, had been brought under control.

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is working to keep a piece of New Scotland open space just that. 

Guilderland has joined neighboring municipalities in approving the burying of a cable to bring electricity from Canada to the New York City area. Several citizens and a dissenting town board member raised environmental and human-rights concerns about the megadams producing the hydropower.

The New York State Department of Health has set maximum levels for three emerging drinking-water contaminants: perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonate, and 1,4-dioxane.

A developer of solar arrays has pulled out, but New Scotland will “continue to look for opportunities to do something” with two landfills on Upper Flatrock Road.

An international pandemic is not a clean-air strategy.

A judge has denied the sale of Picard’s Grove to developer Michael Biernacki for $500,000, requiring that other offers be considered and also that the property be appraised and that the owner’s personal property be properly inventoried.

A new state law governing renewable-energy projects was adopted as part of this year’s budget. 

With 18 preserves and 36 miles of trails, there’s plenty of room to spread out.

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