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Clergy join lawmakers to protest federal actions on women’s health care
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Clergy join lawmakers to protest federal actions on women’s health care

  Religious leaders representing hundreds of Jewish, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopalian and Unitarian congregations joined Sen. Liz Krueger and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee in Albany to show support for women’s health care and reproductive rights. “As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers’ ability to get the health care that is supported by […]

Enviro groups, business owners claim victory in Seneca Lake gas storage fight
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Enviro groups, business owners claim victory in Seneca Lake gas storage fight

Arlington Storage Company, a subsidiary of energy distributor Crestwood, is abandoning its effort to expand fracked gas storage in unlined salt caverns along Seneca Lake. In its bi-weekly Environmental Compliance Report, filed today with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Arlington states: Despite its best efforts, Arlington has not been successful […]

Legislators introduce bill to divest NY pension funds from fossil fuels
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Legislators introduce bill to divest NY pension funds from fossil fuels

Lawmakers and environmental advocates are hoping to pass a bill this session that would divest state pension funds from the top 200 fossil fuel companies over the next five years. The bill (S.4596/A.3712), sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, D-Brooklyn, would require the state comptroller to […]