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A.G. Schneiderman: I Will Sue To Stop Illegal Rollback Of Net Neutrality

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A.G. Schneiderman Will Lead Multistate Lawsuit; AG’s Investigation into 2 Million Comments that Stole Real Americans’ Identities Also Continues. New York, NY - December 14, 2017 - Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement upon the Federal Communications Commission’s vote, announcing that he will lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the rollback of net neutrality: “The FCC’s vote to rip apart net neutrality is a blow to New York consumers, and to everyone who cares about a free and open internet. The FCC just gave Big Telecom an early Christmas prese... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Releases New Details On Investigation Into Fake Net Neutrality Comments

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New Analysis Shows as Many as 2 Million Comments Stole Real Americans’ Identities; To Date, Over 5,000 People Have Filed Reports with the AG’s Office at ag.ny.gov/FakeComments. New York, NY - December 13, 2017 - Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released new details of his office’s investigation into fake comments submitted during the net neutrality comment process, with a new analysis showing that two million of the comments stole real Americans’ identities. “Millions of fake comments have corrupted the FCC public process – including two ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Plan To Transform Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Grid To Withstand Future Storms And Utilize Modern Grid Technologies

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Puerto Rico Energy Resiliency Working Group Provides Recommendations to Restore Puerto Rico and Implement the Build Back Better Plan. Albany, NY - December 12, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Governor Ricardo Rosselló today announced a plan to rebuild and transform Puerto Rico's electric power system, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria in September. The envisioned system will be more resilient, efficient, advanced, and less dependent on fossil fuel imports that cost Puerto Ricans more than $2 billion annually. "In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in New York, a plan was immediately p... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening Of Digital Command Center To Monitor NYPA Power Plant Operations, Encourage Energy Innovation

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Center is Latest Example of Governor Cuomo's Investment in Clean Energy Technology and Innovation and Advances State's Goal for NYPA to Become Nation's First All-Digital Utility. Albany, NY - December 11, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of a new, cutting-edge digitized power asset monitoring and diagnostic center at the New York Power Authority's headquarters in White Plains. The initiative is a major milestone in the Governor's Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to build an energy system that is cleaner, more resilient and affordable and is part of the Governor's investment in clean energy technology and innovation. The new ... Read More
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Sunrun Launches Brightbox Solar and Battery Storage Solution in Long Island

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Battery Solution Will Give East Coast Homeowners Peace of Mind with Backup Energy to Power Through Natural Disasters Long Island, NY - December 7, 2017 - ... Read More
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Congressman Suozzi Hosts Conference On The Future of Long Island’s Aerospace and Defense Industry

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Suozzi: “We want companies to know about this vibrant cluster of defense and aeronautics businesses here on Long Island.” Brookville, NY - December 6, 2017 - Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Queens, Long Island) attempted to draw the eyes of the nation upon the technical savvy and business innovation unique to the Long Island region this week when he hosted an aerospace and defense industry supply conference in the Tilles Center of the  ... Read More
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Three Half Hollow Hills Student Scientists Are Winners Of The 2017 Siemens Competition

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National Champions Share $100,000 Scholarship Prize. Dix Hills, NY - December 5, 2017 - Three students in the Half Hollow Hills Central School District have won the prestigious 2017 Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students. This is the second year in a row that Half Hollow Hills has fielded national finalists. Last year, Half Hollow Hills West alumna Alice Wu advanced to the finals. Congratulations to the Half Hollow Hills students who achieved this highest honor: ... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Announces FCC IG’s Office To Assist With Investigation Into Fake Comments Submitted During Net Neutrality Comment Process

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A.G. and FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Call for FCC Vote to be Halted, FCC’s Full Cooperation with AG Investigation – with One Million Americans’ Identities Potentially Misused. New York, NY - December 4, 2017 - New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel today called on the FCC to fully cooperate with Attorney General Schneiderman’s investigation, after the FCC Inspector General’s office reversed course and signaled its intent today to assist with Attorney General’s inquiry into one million fake comments submitted during the net neutrality comment process. Attorney... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $3.5 Million Available To Accelerate Electric Vehicle Use

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State Seeking Proposals to Develop Innovative Strategies to Expand the Marketplace and Use Electric Vehicles to Provide Grid Resiliency. Albany, NY - November 30, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the availability of up to $3.5 million for innovative research and development proposals to accelerate the use of electric vehicles, reduce the cost of installing and operating charging stations, and provide recommendations on how they can be used for grid resiliency. This investment and efforts to increase the use of electric vehicles support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's nation-leading goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.... Read More
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Suozzi Hosting Aerospace and Defense Industry Supply Conference to Demonstrate Capabilities of “495 Research Corridor on High-Tech Island”

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Over 200 Attendees Representing Over 150 Companies That Supply the Nationwide Aerospace and Defense Industry Prime Contractors. Huntington, NY - November 30, 2017 - On Monday, December 4th, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D – Long Island, Queens) will organize an “Aerospace and Defense Industry Supply Conference” aimed at helping this critical industry on Long Island grow and remain competitive. The event will bring international prime contractors from the aerospace and defense industry together with the local cluster of aerospace and defense contractors and suppliers that exist on the 495 Research Corridor on High-Tech Island. ... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Launches Webpage For New Yorkers To Report Misused Identities In Fcc Net Neutrality Comment Process

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Preliminary Investigation By AG’s Office and Public Reports Indicate FCC Comment Process Was Corrupted By Fake Comments. New York, NY - November 29, 2017 - Today, New York Attorney General Schneiderman announced the launch of a new webpage for New Yorkers at ag.ny.gov/fakecomments to check whether their identities were wrongfully used without their consent during the FCC’s public comment process on net neutrality – and to report that misuse to the Attorney General’s office. ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $20 Million Awarded For Replacement Of Residential Drinking Water Lead Service Lines

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NYS Department of Health's Lead Service Line Replacement Program Key Component of New York's Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017. Albany, NY - November 27, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $20 million dollars will be awarded statewide to replace residential drinking water lead service lines as part of New York's Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017. "These critical improvements to New York's drinking water infrastructure are vital to protecting public health and to laying the foundation for future growth and economic prosperity in these communities," Governor Cuomo said. "Wit... Read More
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Half Hollow Hills Hosts Sixth Annual Robotics Invitational Competition

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24 Teams From Across Long Island Participated In One Of The Tri-State’s Largest Robotics Competitions. Dix Hills, NY - November 21, 2017 - On Saturday, November 18, the Half Hollow Hills FRC Robotics Team 3624 hosted its sixth Annual Robotics Invitational competition at Half Hollow Hills High School West, where 24 teams from schools across Long Island participated in one of the tri-state area’s largest robotics competitions. The event engaged many of Long Island’s future science and technology leaders and innovators to build their STEM skills in a fun and exciting contest. This invitational fri... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Launch Of New York State Thruway Mobile App

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In Time for Busy Holiday Travel Season, Free App Provides Access to Useful Travel Tools on Mobile Devices. Albany, NY - November 17, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the New York State Thruway Authority mobile app, which is now available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices. The new app provides motorists direct access to real-time traffic and navigation assistance while on the go, along with detailed Thruway services information for New York's 570-mile superhighway. "New York continues to meet the needs of 21st century traveler... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces $1.8 Million Available for Community Campaigns to Install Clean Heating and Cooling Systems

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Supports Governor Cuomo’s Ambitious Clean Energy Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030. New York, NY - November 17, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the availability of up to $1.8 million for community campaigns to help residents and businesses install clean heating and cooling systems. Increasing the use of clean heating and cooling technology will play a major role in achieving Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s clean energy goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. Alicia B... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $12 Million To Increase Energy Efficiency For Industrial And Multifamily Buildings

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Funding Helps Buildings Adopt State-of-the-Art Clean Energy Technology to Monitor Energy Use and Lower Costs. Albany, NY - November 14, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $12 million to enhance energy efficiency in industrial and multifamily buildings. This expands the Real Time Energy Management initiative launched last year to improve efficiency in commercial buildings, including office buildings, hotels, universities, hospitals and retail stores. Real Time Energy Management Systems continuously monitor real-time data of a building's energy use and transform it into actionable information, by using sensors, meters, and other equipment. The ... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Announces SHIELD Act To Protect New Yorkers From Data Breaches

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In Wake of Equifax Hack, New Legislation Would Make NY A Leader In Data Security – Requiring Robust Protections For New Yorkers’ Personal Info; 2016 Alone Saw A 60% Increase In Data Breaches Impacting New ... New York, NY - November 2, 2017 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman introduced new legislation today to comprehensively protect New Yorkers’ personal information from a growing number of data breaches. In the wake of the Equifax breach, the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act) - introduced in the legislature this week - would close major gaps in New York’s data security laws, witho... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Launches New York Green Business Program

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State Provides New Recognition and Technical and Expert Assistance to Businesses Committed to Sustainability. Albany, NY - October 31, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the New York Green Business program to formally recognize New York businesses operating sustainably and celebrate businesses that are implementing projects that go above and beyond relevant State laws and regulations to preserve and enhance New York's environment. NYGB members will benefit from the ability to market themselves as environmental leaders, receiving formal State recognition for their achievements, priority access to technical assistan... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $59 Million To Help Cut Energy Costs And Improve Affordability Of More Than 9,200 Homes

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Weatherization Measures Help Families Save an Average 20 Percent on Utility Bills. Albany, NY - October 30, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $59 million in funding through the Weatherization Assistance Program to help cut utility costs for approximately 9,200 income-eligible families and seniors across the state. Funds will be released to a statewide network of non-profit organizations to conduct energy-efficiency work including, but not limited to air sealing, insulation, upgrading heating systems, and diagnostic testing to identify hazards such as carbon monoxide and mold. Weatherization can save an average o... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces NY Green Bank To Raise $1 Billion From Private Sector To Accelerate Clean Energy, Combat Climate Change

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Lieutenant Governor Hochul Hosts Summit in Partnership with Climate Jobs NY and The Worker Institute at Cornell. Albany, NY - October 27, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that NY Green Bank seeks to raise at least an additional $1 billion in private sector funds to expand financing availability for clean energy projects. These additional funds to be raised from third-party investors will enable NY Green Bank to deliver even greater environmental and cost benefits to New Yorkers and broaden the scope of investable projects beyond the boundaries of New York State. ... Read More
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PSEG Long Island Upgrades The Grid To Protect Customers From Future Storms

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Enhanced, More Robust, Modern Electric System. Uniondale, NY - October 26, 2017 - PSEG Long Island has made significant improvements to the transmission and distribution infrastructure, storm process, technology and customer communications since Superstorm Sandy made landfall five years ago. Superstorm Sandy and the Nor’easter that followed caused nearly all of the service territory’s 1.1 million customers to lose power. The entire service territory was declared a federal major disaster area. Power was lost as a result of flooding, downed and up-rooted trees, damaged switching and substations, an... Read More
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Rep. Rice Bill Requires Cybersecurity Training for All House Members

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During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Reps. Rice & Katko make bipartisan call for all Members to receive mandatory information security training. Long Island, NY - October 25, 2017 - U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, introduced new legislation today that will require all House Members to undergo annual cyber- and information security training, just as is already required for House officers and employees. H.Res. 585, the bipartisan Congressional Cybersecurity Training Resolution of 2017 co-led by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), will require the Chief Administrative Officer of the U... Read More
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Roosevelt School District Receives $1.6M Grant for HS Coding Program

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Hofstra University Partners with Roosevelt School District to Teach Students to Code. Roosevelt, NY - October 20, 2017 - Roosevelt School District today announced it has been selected as a partner in Hofstra University’s STEM+ Computing (STEM+C) Program. This program is designed to help early high school students improve their skill in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by enhancing classroom technology instruction. “This STEM+ Computing program is a wonderful addition to our exi... Read More
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PSEG Long Island, Local High School Launch STEM Course

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Far Rockaway students strengthen college potential as utility looks for future engineers. Uniondale, NY - October 19, 2017 - An exciting educational partnership between PSEG Long Island and a Far Rockaway high school kicked off on Monday, one that may offer real benefits to both students and the utility. PSEG Long Island President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Eichhorn visited the Queens High School for Information, Research and Technology (QIRT) on Monday, Oct. 16, to meet the first class o... Read More
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National Grid and NYSERDA Announce Clean Heating and Cooling Demonstration Projects for Long Island Residents

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55 and over community hosts National Grid’s first installation – NYSERDA launches additional projects throughout Long Island. Long Island, NY - October 19, 2017 - National Grid and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced two demonstration projects that will provide clean heating and cooling systems (geothermal) to Long Island residents. National Grid New York President Ken Daly and NYSERDA President and CEO Alicia Barton attended the ribbon-cutting of National Grid’s innovative demonstration project that will provide c... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Cruise Automation Applying To Begin First Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing In New York State

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Sustained Testing in Manhattan in Early 2018 Made Possible by FY 2018 Legislation Authorizing Autonomous Vehicle Testing. Albany, NY - October 17, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced General Motors and Cruise Automation are applying to begin the first sustained testing of vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York State in early 2018. Through Governor Cuomo's recent legislation allowing the testing of autonomous technology, GM and Cruise are applying... Read More
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NYS Senator Kaminsky, Senate Leaders Unveil Legislation To Stop False Facebook Political Ads

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Kaminsky: "False, misleading, and anonymous advertisements mislead voters and harm our democracy." Rockville Centre, NY - October 3, 2017 - NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky was joined by Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Senators Michael Gianaris, John E. Brooks and Leroy Comrie today to announce legislation (S.6896) to prevent anonymous and false political attack ads on social media. Senator Kaminsky also released a letter he sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and CEO o... Read More
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New York State Submits Offshore Areas For Potential Wind Development Off Atlantic Coast

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Offshore Wind Helps Meet State’s Requirement of 50 Percent of Electricity from Renewable Resources by 2030. New York, NY - October 2, 2017 - New York State announced today it has asked the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider identifying and leasing at least four new Wind Energy Areas off New York’s Atlantic Coast, each capable of accommodating at least 800 megawatts of offshore wind generation. To support its request, the State submitted an Area for Consideration to locate these new Wind Energy Areas. The State also requested that BOEM utilize the data and analysis which informed the Areas for Cons... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces 74 Percent Increase In Electric Car Sales Since Launch Of Drive Clean Rebate In March

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State Approves More than 2,000 Consumer Rebates Across the State; Supports Governor's Clean Energy Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Combat Climate Change. Albany, NY - September 27, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York has seen a 74 percent increase in electric car sales over the same time period last year, resulting from the Drive Clean Rebate initiative launched on March 21, 2017. The Drive Clean Rebate provides New York residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase of a new electric car from participating dealers. The initiative supports Governor Cuomo's aggressive goal to re... Read More
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Rep. Zeldin Releases Fact Sheet on Preventing Unwanted Telemarketer Calls

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Business & Finance, Tech & Science, Local News, Politics By Long Island News & PR Published: September 26 2017 Unwanted calls are the number one complaint from consumers when filing complaints with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Launch Of First Hands-Free Cross-Country Drive From Cadillac’s Headquarters In New York City

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Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Joins Cadillac for Kickoff of 12 Vehicle Fleet's Trip - Photos Available Here. Albany, NY - September 26, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Cadillac launched the nation's first cross-country, hands-free drive from its new global headquarters in New York City. The 12 Super Cruise-equipped Cadillac Ct6 vehicles will cross through 16 states and Washington, D.C., as they make their way from New York to California. The vehicles will make stops in major cities across the U.S., including Cleveland, Chicago, Memphis, Dallas, Santa Fe, and Phoenix. ... Read More

Governor Cuomo Announces $2.5 Million Competition To Re-Imagine How New York State Canal System Is Used

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Announcement Made at World Canals Conference Attended by Hundreds of Canal Experts and Enthusiasts from Three Continents. Albany, NY - September 25, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state will hold a global competition to find the best ideas to re-imagine the New York State Canal System so it becomes an engine for economic growth upstate as well as a world-class tourist destination. The competition, to be run by the New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corporation, will award up to $2.5 million to develop and implement the winning ideas. ... Read More

With $100 Million At Stake, Suffolk County Executive Bellone Unveils Major Water Quality Report To Combat Harmful Algal Blooms That Impact Long Island

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Developed with Scientists And Academics, Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plan Outlines Comprehensive Strategy. Suffolk County, NY - September 25, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that the Suffolk County Department of Health Services Division of Environmental Quality released its Suffolk County Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plan, the first comprehensive and integrated strategy ever developed to guide the work of multiple levels of government, scientists, and academia to address increasingly frequent algae blooms that have plagued marine waters, threatening both Suffolk County’s environment a... Read More
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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Unveils New Transit Mobile Application For Suffolk County Bus Users

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Free TransLoc Rider App Provides Passengers with Up-to-the-Second Information on Bus Location and Arrival Time. Suffolk County, NY - September 21, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that residents can download a free mobile application, TransLoc Rider, that will provide reliable real time updates on bus locations and estimated arrival time, significantly improving the overall user experience for Suffolk County Transit passengers. This new technology will continue the modernization of Suffolk County Transit and should encourage ridership, reduce carbon emissions and lower the amount of single-occupan... Read More
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Governor Cuomo And U.S. Climate Alliance Announce States Are On Track To Meet Or Exceed Targets Of Paris Climate Agreement

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North Carolina Joins Climate Alliance, Bringing Total Membership to 14 States and Puerto Rico. Albany, NY - September 15, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the members of the U.S. Climate Alliance - a growing coalition of 14 states and Puerto Rico committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - are collectively on track to meet and possibly exceed their portion of U.S. commitment under the Paris Agreement. The announcement was made after the release of an independent report showing that U.S. Climate Alliance states are on track to reach a 24 to 2... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Op-Ed: In Wake Of Equifax Breach Albany Must Pass The New York Data Security Act

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Schneiderman Bill Has Earned Support Of Partnership For NYC And Cybersecurity Experts. New York, NY - September 12, 2017 - In today’s New York Daily News, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman argues that Albany must pass the New York Data Security Act. Read the full op-ed: Raising our guard vs. mega-breaches  By Eric T. Schneiderman More than 140 million Americans — that’s more than half the adults in the country, inc... Read More
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Governor Cuomo, Governor Carney, Governor Wolf Approve Resolution To Permanently Ban Fracking In Delaware River Basin

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Delaware River Basin Drains from Parts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware; Supplies Drinking Water to more than 15 Million People. Albany, NY - September 13, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, along with the Governors of Delaware and Pennsylvania, comprising a majority of the Delaware River Basin Commission, today announced that they voted in favor of a resolution put forward by the commission to issue draft regulations to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas in the Delaware River Basin. The DRBC vote was three to one with one abstention in passing the resolution for pr... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Warns Of Cyberattacks Following Equifax Data Breach

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Hackers May Have Access To Personal Contact Information Of Millions Of New Yorkers. New York, NY - September 12, 2017 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today warned New Yorkers to remain vigilant against possible hacking and phishing attempts by cybercriminals following the Equifax data breach. Last week Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, experienced a massive breach affecting 143 million Americans and over 8 million New Yorkers. Hackers accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. Approximately 209,000 individuals had their credit card numbers ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $2.2 Million For Municipalities For Zero-Emission Vehicles And Infrastructure

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New York's ZEV Investments Increase Clean Transportation Statewide; Commitment From State's Environmental Protection Fund Will Advance the Governor's Aggressive Clean Transportation and Climate Change Goals. Albany, NY - September 12, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $2.2 million from the Environmental Protection Fund is now available in rebates for municipalities to purchase or lease electric, (plug-in hybrid or battery) or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for municipal fleet use, and for installation of public charging or fuel cell refueling infrastructure. The State's zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure investments will advance the Gover... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Leads New Lawsuit To Protect Fuel Efficiency Standards

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Five AGs Tell Trump Administration It Cannot Delay Rule That Would Reduce Emissions And Pollution And Save Consumers Money. New York, NY - September 11, 2017 - Leading a coalition of five attorneys general, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for illegally delaying a rule that encourages automakers to produce vehicle fleets that meet or exceed federal fuel efficiency standards. Set to take effect in July 2017, the rule would increase the penalty imposed on automakers whose vehicle fleets do not meet minimum fuel efficiency standards. All fed... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Joint $3.5M Settlement With Lenovo Over Installation Of Hacker-Vulnerable Software

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Schneiderman: "Companies must thoroughly test their consumer electronics for security vulnerabilities in order to ensure that New Yorkers’ personal information is properly protected." New York, NY - September 7, 2017 - Attorney General Schneiderman today announced that New York has joined with 31 other states in a settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software on laptop computers sold to New York consumers that made consumers' personal information vulnerable to hackers. ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Multi-State Effort To Further Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Electric Power Sector

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Bipartisan Group of RGGI States Propose Reducing Cap Additional 30 Percent by 2030. Albany, NY - August 23, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York, and the eight other states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, are proposing to update the multi-state effort to lower carbon pollution by reducing the cap on power plant emissions an additional 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030. This fulfills the Governor's January State of the State ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Drone Technology To Be Used For The First Time To Monitor Traffic At New York State Fair

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Multi-Agency Effort to Help Mitigate High Traffic Volumes, Make Parking More Efficient. Albany, NY - August 22, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that state-owned drones will be used for the first time to monitor weekend traffic conditions at the 2017 Great New York State Fair. Weekends are traditionally the highest attended days of the 13-day extravaganza, often with heavy traffic volumes and near-capacity parking lots. The new drone technology will help the New York State Police and the State Department of Transportation better monitor traffic and parking lot capacity, allowing them do their jobs more effectively and reduce delays for fair... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Next Round Of $3 Million Clean Energy Competition For Colleges And Universities

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REV Campus Challenge Member Institutions Eligible to Receive up to $1 Million for Innovative Clean Energy Projects on Campus and in Surrounding Communities. Albany, NY - August 21, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched Energy to Lead 2017, a $3 million challenge to New York colleges and universities to transform ideas into real clean energy solutions to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy bills and improve resiliency for their campus and surrounding community. The Energy to Lead Competition is part of Governor Cuomo's nation-leading energy strategy and supports New York's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 per... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Major Facial Recognition Technology Milestone With 21,000 Fraud Cases Investigated

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Cutting Edge Technology Protects New Yorkers from Potentially Dangerous High-Risk Drivers, Fraud, and Identity Theft. Albany, NY - August 21, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Department of Motor Vehicles' Facial Recognition Technology Program has identified more than 21,000 possible cases of identity theft or fraud since its launch, with more than 7,000 of those cases generated in the last 18 months alone. This milestone is due in part to a major technology upgrade in January 2016 that doubled the number of measurement points mapped to each driver's photograph, vastly improving the system's ability to match a pict... Read More
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Eight Adelphi Students Selected for the Horace G. McDonell Summer Research Fellowship

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Eight Adelphi University students have been awarded the opportunity to benefit from full-time hands-on science research in biology, chemistry, and physics for 10 weeks as part of Adelphi’s Horace G. McDonell Science Research Fellowship program. Garden City, NY - August 18, 2017 - Eight Adelphi University students have been awarded the opportunity to benefit from full-time hands-on science research in biology, chemistry, and physics for 10 weeks as part of Adelphi’s Horace G. McDonell Science Research Fellowship program. The Fellowship program started in 2011 through the generosity of Adelphi alumnus Horace G. McDonell, Jr. ’52, ’02 (Hon.), Adelphi... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces $10 million for Installation of Clean, Energy Efficient Air Source Heat Pumps for Homes and Businesses

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Increased Use of Technology Will Reduce Energy Costs and Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Long Island, NY - August 17, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority today announced the availability of $10 million for the installation of program-qualified air-source heat pump systems (ASHPs) in homes and businesses across New York State. Part of a larger statewide strategy focused on renewable heating and cooling, this initiative is the first component of an ASHP sales and training program aimed at increasin... Read More
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Tesla Science Center to Host Film Screening of “Tower to the People”

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On Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 PM, the Tesla Science Center will host a film screening of “Tower to the People” at the Ward Melville Educational & Cultural center in Stony Brook.The Tesla Science Center will host a film screening of “Tower to the People” on Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 PM. Photo by: Office of Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker Stony Brook, NY - August 17, 2017 - On Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 PM, the Tesla Science Center will host a film screening of “Tower to the People” at the Ward Melville Educational & Cultural ce... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces “Operation Blue Trident” On Long Island

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Department of Environmental Conservation Spearheads Multi-Agency Training Exercise to Improve Homeland Security, Water Quality and Maritime Safety. Albany, NY - August 16, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of "Operation Blue Trident" - a multi-agency homeland security training exercise on Long Island that will deploy more than 100 personnel from 23 local, state and federal agencies conducting radiological detection training, as well as navigational boating safety, marine fisheries compliance, and environmental monitoring operations throughout the week. Residents and visitors to the area are urged to be aware that this is only an ex... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Cracking Down On Unauthorized Private Property Surveillance

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Cuomo: "Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home and in their own back yard." Albany, NY - August 16, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to crack down on the unauthorized invasion of privacy by video surveillance. Following reports of cameras being installed to unlawfully videotape neighboring private property, this bill (S.870A/A.861A) establishes a private right of action for damages for an unlawful invasion of privacy in an individual's backyard. "Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home and in their own back yard," Governor Cuomo said. "This legis... Read More
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Legislator William Spencer Partners With Long Island Green Homes To Bring Energy Savings to Huntington Residents

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All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend one of the two sessions offered. Huntington, NY - August 16, 2017 - Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. has partnered with Long Island Green Homes to offer two home energy presentations for residents in the Town of Huntington during the month of September. The presentations will provide information on how homeowners can receive a FREE energy audit which will specify the areas in their home where the most energy is being wasted and give clear guidance on how homeowners can fix the issues to save ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Winners Of 76west Clean Energy Competition

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Dallas-Based Skyven Technologies Named $1 Million Grand Prize Winner - Will Expand Business to the Southern Tier; Grow Southern Tier's Clean Energy Economy. Albany, NY - August 16, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the six winning companies of the 76West Clean Energy Competition, one of the largest competitions in the country that focuses on supporting and growing clean-energy businesses and economic development. Skyven Technologies, a solar heating company from Dallas, Texas, has been awarded the $1 million grand prize, and will expand its operations in the Southern Tier. The competition complements "Southern Tier Soaring," the region's com... Read More
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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces Innovative Mobile Application For Food Service Managers

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New App Provides Convenient Process to Obtain Food Safety Training Towards Certification. Suffolk County, NY - August 14, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the debut of a new mobile application tool that offers food service managers the convenience to undergo food safety training in Suffolk County. This new application will be offered by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services as a portable extension of its award-winning online Food Manager’s Course. Currently, the application is available free of charge on Google Play and will expand to the Apple Store beginning the week of August 21. ... Read More
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New York State Launches REV Connect Portal to Support Creation of Innovative Utility Business Models

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New website supports collaboration and development of innovative energy projects between technology providers and utilities, benefiting consumers. New York, NY - August 10, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today launched the REV Connect digital portal https://nyrevconnect.com to help provide businesses and electric utilities new opportunities to partner and create business models and deploy advanced energy technologies in New York State. REV Connect helps advance Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) pla... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces Completion of First Year of Aerial Surveys of Wildlife in Offshore Wind Area

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NYSERDA pursuing responsible offshore wind development with 20 studies being conducted in the state’s quest to develop 2.4 gigawatts. New York, NY - August 9, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has completed the first of three years of data collection via aerial surveys of birds and marine mammals as the state pursues its goal of achieving 50 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030. Offshore wind is a key component of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s clean energy strategy, with a goal of building 2.4 gigawatts. ... Read More
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William Floyd Students Participate in Protein Crystallography Class at Brookhaven National Laboratory

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Students worked at BNL with several scientists and a handful of students and research teachers from other districts. Upton, NY - August 8, 2017 - Two William Floyd High School rising seniors, Asma Asghar and Christian Meehan, along with their science research teacher Victoria D’Ambrosia, had the opportunity this summer to participate in a protein crystallography class, Exploring proteins with a New Light, at Brookhaven National Laboratory with several BNL scientists and a handful of students and research t... Read More
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Tesla Science Center Exhibit at Ward Melville Heritage Center in Stony Brook

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The exhibit includes a Tesla Coil in action transmitting wireless electricity, 3D hands on exhibit on the Induction Motor, a model of Tesla's Lab and Tower, and more. Stony Brook, NY - August 4, 2017 - The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe has launched its first Exhibit to honor Nikola Tesla, entitled, “Tesla – Past, Present, and Future.” The Exhibit is currently at the Ward Melville Heritage Center in Stony Brook, NY. The e... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces 850 Solar Projects Across New York State Through Second Round Of Solarize Campaign

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First Two Rounds of Solarize Campaigns Under NY-Sun Initiative to Result in More Than $2.9 Million in Cost Savings for Residents and Businesses. Albany, NY - August 3, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 850 solar projects have been installed or are in development in communities across New York State through the second round of locally-organized "Solarize" campaigns. Launched by the Governor in December 2014, New York's Solarize program is an important component in supporting the State's Clean Energy Standard, which requires that 50 percent of the electricity in New York to come from renewable sources by 2030. ... Read More
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Environment NY: Ten Years of Progress Positions New York to Take Renewable Energy to the Next Level

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Heather Leibowitz, E-NY Director: "Every day, we see more evidence that an economy powered by renewable energy is within our reach." New York, NY - July 26, 2017 - Since 2007, New York has seen a 6,548% increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and a 473% increase in wind power production, according to a new report released today by Environment New York Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles that will help catalyze the clean energy revolution in New York. At the same time, New York ranked 9th for improvements in electricity energy efficiency programs.  ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Directs Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee To Study “Textalyzer” Technology

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Technology Designed to Detect if a Cellphone was Used Immediately Before a Crash. Albany, NY - July 26, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee to study "Textalyzer" technology, which is designed to detect if a cellphone was used in the moments before a crash. The Committee will hear from advocates who support this technology along with other stakeholders and issue a report on their findings. "Despite laws to ban cellphone use while driving, some motorists still continue to insist on texting behind the wheel - placing themselves and others at substantial... Read More
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Rep. Zeldin Announces NY-1 Participation in 2017 Congressional App Challenge

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The 2017 Congressional App Challenge was created to encourage students to participate in and learn more about the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Long Island, NY - July 25, 2017 - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced the First Congressional District of New York’s participation in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. Hosted by Members of Congress for their district, the Congressional App Challenge is an app competition for any student who has not yet graduated high school. The competition runs from July 26, 2017, through November 1, 2017. The 2017 Congressional App... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Low-Cost Power Allocations Supporting More Than 10,700 Jobs

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ReCharge NY and Low-Cost Hydropower Allocations Expected to Spur More Than $757 Million in New Capital Investment. Albany, NY - July 25, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the approval of new low-cost power allocations that will support more than 10,700 jobs. The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees at today's board meeting approved 24 low-cost power allocations to 19 businesses and two not-for-profit organizations under the ReCharge NY program that will support 10,568 jobs, including hiring for 782 new positions. The board also approved low-cost hydropower allocations that will support an additional 150 new jobs. ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Plan To Rebuild 78 Miles Of Power Transmission Infrastructure In The North Country

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Rebuild of Major North-South Power Transmission Artery Will Modernize System; Help New York State Meet Governor's Clean Energy Standard of 50 Percent Renewable Electricity by 2030. Albany, NY - July 21, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission infrastructure in the North Country, further strengthening the reliability of the New York State electric power grid and enabling more upstate renewable energy to connect to the power system throughout the state. The newly rebuilt transmission line, called the Moses-Adirondack Smart Path Reliability project, will help the state meet the Governor's Clean Energy S... Read More
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Legislature Presiding Officer Gregory to Host ‘Civic Tech Suffolk’ Conference

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Gregory: "The civic tech industry could have the answers to so many challenges we face here in Suffolk." Hauppauge, NY - July 19, 2017 - For the first time in the Long Island region, a conference next month will be dedicated exclusively to the emerging industry of civic tech. Hosted by Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, the “Civic Tech Suffolk” conference will explore how government can use technology to solve municipal and social challenges. The event is part of the Presiding Officer’s “Charting the Course” series on how government and business can develop strong... Read More
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Brookhaven National Lab Hosts Summer Sundays!

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Tech & Science, School & Education, Local News, Community, Charity & Cause, Arts & Culture By Legislator Anker's Office Published: July 18 2017 For several weeks each summer, Brookhave... Read More
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Brookhaven National Lab and Suffolk Legislator Anker Host Summer Sundays

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Tech & Science, School & Education, Local News, Community, Charity & Cause, Arts & Culture By Legislator Anker's Office Published: July 18 2017 For several weeks each summer, Brookhave... Read More
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Adelphi University Students Win Second Place At MobileMonday NYC API-First Hackathon

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Adelphi University computer science students come in second at MobileMonday NYC API-First Hackathon. Garden City, NY - July 17, 2017 - You probably know supercomputer Watson as the master answering machine from Jeopardy, but did you know that it’s also the perfect gift finder?  For Adelphi University computer science students Sarthak Arora ‘18 from Brooklyn, Prasanth Venigalla ‘18 from Glen Head, Jai Punjwani ‘18 from Bell... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Approval Of 154 Smart Schools Investment Plans, Totaling $103.2 Million

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Closes the "Digital Divide" and Increases access to Technology and High-Speed Broadband in Hundreds of Schools across New York. Albany, NY - July 14, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced approval of 154 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century. The approved plans, totaling $103.2 million, are part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act - a sweeping education technology initiative first proposed by the Governor and overwhelmingly approved by voters. The investments authorized today will modernize classrooms across New York and equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the global... Read More
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PSEG Long Island Creates Future Savings for Customers

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Activates Voluntary Air Condition Cycling Program to reduce peak load. Uniondale, NY - July 14, 2017 - PSEG Long Island continues to have enough electric capacity to meet customer demand for today’s high temperatures and high humidity. While there are no capacity concerns, PSEG Long Island is activating its voluntary Thermostat Energy Conservation Program and Smart Savers program today to reduce loading on the system, helping to create savings for customers. “I... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Eight Finalists For 76West Clean Energy Competition

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Finalists to Compete for Six Awards Totaling $2.5 Million. Albany, NY - July 13, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced eight finalists for the $2.5 million 76West Clean Energy Competition in the Southern Tier. In its second round, 76West is one of the largest competitions in the country that focuses on supporting and growing clean energy businesses. The competition complements “Southern Tier Soaring,” the region’s $3.1 billion investment to support economic and community growth. “The 76West competition is bringing innovative businesses to the Southern Tier, generating new economic o... Read More
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Overt Camera Initiative Announced to Boost Public Safety in Huntington and Entire County

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Tech & Science, Local News, Crime, Business & Finance By Long Island News & PR Published: July 13 2017 Legislator Spencer: "Our goal announcing this camera program today is to put criminals on notice: don't come here." ... Read More
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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces First Round Of Grant Applications Accepted For Septic Improvement Program

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Nine Homeowners Issued Grants to Replace their Outdated Septic Systems and Cesspools; 165 Homeowners Have Applied to Date. Suffolk County, NY - July 11, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the issuance of the first round of grant certificates under Suffolk County's Septic Improvement Program, the first-of-its-kind water quality program in New York State. As of today, nine grants have been issued to homeowners to help them replace their outdated septic systems or cesspools with advanced wastewater technologies designed to signif... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces REV Connect ’17 Event to Advance Partnerships for New Energy Solutions

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New York State-sponsored event on October 17 will promote new business models to support clean, distributed energy solutions. New York, NY - July 11, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced REV Connect ‘17, a one-day state-sponsored event to bring together New York’s electric utilities and technology companies to create new business models and energy solutions to benefit New York electricity consumers. The event will build on the progress of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. ... Read More
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Suozzi, King Call for Passage of $42 Million in Funding for Navy/Grumman Plume Cleanup

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Souzzi, King: WWhile the water is safe to drink it is imperative that the site, and its effects on both the groundwater and soil, be dealt with immediately." Bethpage, NY - July 7, 2017 - Today, Rep. Tom Suozzi (D – Long Island, Queens) and Rep. Pete King (R – Seaford) joined together urging the House to pass increased funding levels for cleanup efforts related to the Navy/Grumman plum... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Urges FCC To Take Action Against Spoof Robocalls

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Schneiderman: "Not only are unwanted robocalls are nuisance, they are a vehicle for fraudsters to carry-out scams on unsuspecting New Yorkers." New York, NY - July 5, 2017 - In comments sent to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, part of a bi-partisan group of 30 attorneys general, is urging the federal government to adopt rules that would allow telephone providers to block illegal robocalls.  The FCC has requested public comment on rules that would allow providers to block several types of “spoofed” calls, in which a call appears to be c... Read More
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William Floyd Career & Technical Education Graduates Ready for the Future

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Mastic Beach, NY, June 29, 2017 – William Floyd High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) students performed well on the rigorous National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) certification exams (written and clinical performance) with a nearly 80 percent passing rate for all academies, which includes two academies with 100 percent passing rates – Medical Assisting and Culinary Arts. In total, 91 out of 116 students in all academies – automotive technology, business, carpentry, cosmetology, culinary arts and medical assisting – passed the rigorous examinations and earned a Career and Technical Education Cord to wear at graduation. ... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces $4 Million Available for New Technology Challenge to Develop the Next Generation of Heating and Cooling for Buildings

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Four Technology Challenges Aim to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Long Island, NY - June 28, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the availability of up to $4 million in its first round of technology challenges for innovative clean energy companies to develop, commercialize and demonstrate new technologies for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The technology challenges are designed to bring in new and innovative private sector solutions and ideas to make buildings more energy efficient and support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ener... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces Funding for Development of Clean Energy Projects in Low-to-Moderate-Income Communities

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Projects will Support State’s Aggressive Energy Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Increase Renewable Energy. New York, NY - June 27, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority today announced $325,000 is available through the REVitalize initiative for technical assistance to qualified organizations to develop locally-based clean energy projects that benefit Low- to- Moderate-Income (LMI) or environmental justice (EJ) communities across New York State. This investment will advance the state’s commitment to facilitate access to clean energy solutions for LMI and EJ communities and will contribute to the state’s ambitious en... Read More
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Campaign Launched To Educate New York Residents About 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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The effort comes as the Trump Administration has proposed rolling back or eliminating programs to reduce pollution and promote clean, efficient, renewable energy sources. Long Island, NY - June 23, 2017 - Environment New York Research & Policy Center is deploying dozens of door-knockers this summer in a major effort to educate New Yorkers about the prospects for shifting to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Part of a national campaign to reach more than 1.5 million Americans, outreach staff from our office in New York City will distribute literature to more than 120,000 New Yorkers, reinforcin... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Major Milestone Reached By NY Green Bank With $2.7 Million In Profits

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Clean Energy Initiatives Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Equivalent of Removing 50,000-70,000 Cars from New York Roads for 20 Years. Albany, NY - June 23, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that during fiscal year 2016-2017, NY Green Bank generated $2.7 million in positive net income as a result of $291.6 million in investments in clean energy transactions across New York. Achieved one year ahead of schedule, this positive net income surpassed expectations and NY Green Bank’s overall portfolio is expected to reduce between 4.3 and 6.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is the equivalent of taking between 50,000 and 7... Read More
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Dealertrack Opens New Long Island Headquarters

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The 230,000-square-foot facility will be home to nearly 600 team members with capacity to continue growing. Lake Success, NY - June 22, 2017 - Dealertrack, one of Long Island's largest companies, will soon open its new headquarters in the Village of North Hills. The 230,000-square-foot facility will be home to nearly 600 team members with capacity to continue growing. Team members will begin occupying the building in early July, located at 3400 New Hyde Park Road. The company is committed to remaining in Long Island with a 17-year lease. ... Read More
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WFHS Intro to Computer Science Sets Foundation for Future Programmers

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Introduction to Computer Science, a course for grades 10-12, helps students develop a framework for understanding the application, role, and impact computers have on society. Mastic Beach, NY - June 21, 2017 - William Floyd High School students enrolled in “Introduction to Computer Science,” a new course intended to serve as an introduction to computer science and computer programming, had the opportunity to write code and learn the foundation for computational problem solving, a solid base for students wishing to explore computer science as a college major or future career possibility. “This c... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Directs Cyber Security Advisory Board To Review Voting Infrastructure Amidst Reports Of Foreign Interference In 2016 Election

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Governor Cuomo Directs State Cyber Security Advisory Board to Review Cyber Security Defenses in Conjunction with State and County Boards of Election. Albany, NY - June 20, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new actions to further protect the integrity of New York’s electoral process amidst reports of Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election. Governor Cuomo has directed the New York State Cyber Security Advisory Board to work with State agencies and the State and County Boards of Election to assess the threats to the cyber security of New York’s elections infrastructure, identify security priorities, and recommend any necessary addit... Read More
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PSEG Long Island: We Are Prepared for Upcoming Stormy Weather

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VP John O’Connell: "PSEG Long Island works throughout the year to prepare for extreme weather and to make sure the energy grid is reliable for our customers." Uniondale, NY - June 19, 2017 - PSEG Long Island is prepared for the approaching heavy rain and strong winds that are expected to impact the service territory this afternoon through tonight. “PSEG Long Island works throughout the year to prepare for extreme weather and to make sure the energy grid is reliable for our customers,” said John O’Connell, Vice President of Transmission & Distribution at PSEG Long Island. “We take every ... Read More
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Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta Commends Students at Dickinson Avenue Elementary School for Winning 2017 Brookhaven Lab Science Fair

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Tech & Science, School & Education, Local News, Community, Charity & Cause, Politics By Long Island News & PR Published: June 19 2017 Students won First Place in the Kindergarten and Third Grade Divis... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces First Successful Autonomous Vehicle Demonstrations In New York State History

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Audi of America Demonstrates Audi Pilot Driving Technology on Tuesday. Albany, NY – June 14, 2017 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that representatives from Audi of America Inc. performed New York State’s first series of autonomous vehicle demonstrations throughout the day today in the Capital Region. A driver manually operated the vehicle from State Street to I-90 where Audi Highway Pilot technology was then initiated, enabling automated driving for approximately 6.1 miles before a safe return to the Empire State Plaza. Two trained engineers were present in the vehicle at all times to monitor the system and e... Read More
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Cybersecurity Focus of Conference at Suffolk County Community College

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Presiding Officer Gregory, Legislator Hahn partner with college to address cyber threats and assess IT skills gaps. Brentwood, NY – June 14, 2017 – With cyberattacks a growing threat and a shortage of cybersecurity professionals to protect against them, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and Legislator Kara Hahn joined Suffolk County Community College in presenting the L.I. Cybersecurity Conference on June 9. Held at the college’s Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood, the con... Read More
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Can Emergency Rooms Fail to Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injuries?

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Nearly two million traumatic brain injuries occur every year in the US. It is estimated that 1.7 million people in the US suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI) annually. Of these victims, 52,000 lose their lives, 275,000 require inpatient hospital care, and nearly 1.4 million receive emergency treatment before being released. This begs the question, are emergency rooms properly handling traumatic brain injuries? TBIs are frequently the result of bo... Read More
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Fair Media Council: Take the Pledge to Stop Fake News

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Stopping fake news isn’t simply the responsibility of “the Internet” or “the media,” but also, “the public.” Long Island, NY - June 13, 2017 - Yesterday, a Facebook friend shared the “news” that a 10-year-old boy contracted HIV from an infected banana sold at Walmart. The story appeared to be from CNN, and it managed to pass through Facebook’s new algorithm that works to verify real news sources. Upon closer inspection, the fake news came from not from CNN but ‘The World Nature.’ The actual article reads like a bad transl... Read More
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A.G. Schneiderman Promises Legal Fight If Trump Administration Moves To Roll Back Key Vehicle Emission Standards

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Air Pollution Standards Targeted By Trump EPA Would Slash Carbon Emissions By The Equivalent Of 422 Million Cars, While Improving Fuel Economy – Resulting In $1,650 Net Savings For Each Consumer. New York, NY - June 9, 2017 - New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of 13 Attorneys General and the PA Department of Environmental Protection, today warned the Trump Administration that any effort to roll back key vehicle emission standards would be met by a “vigorous” court challenge. In a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, the coalition makes clear that it will take legal action if the... Read More
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Suozzi Congratulates Local Students on Winning National Science Competition in Washington, D.C.

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Tech & Science, School & Education, Local News, Politics By Long Island News & PR Published: June 09 2017 Three of Eight Winning Teams Selected Come from Bayville Intermediate and Commack High School. ... Read More
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Environment New York: NY Ranks 7th So Far This Year In Solar Added

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New York’s 7th place first quarter ranking puts the state ahead its 12th place ranking for annual solar installations in 2016. New York, NY - June 9, 2017 - A new analysis released today by SEIA/GTM Research shows New York ranks 7th for solar installations in the first quarter of 2017. Nationally, solar accounted for 30 percent of new energy capacity in that time. The report comes as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $1.65 billion investment in renewable energy, following the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord.  New York... Read More
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NY, MA, And KY Attorneys General Urge FCC To Stop Ringless Robocall Messages

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A.G. Schneiderman: "The federal government has a basic responsibility to protect American consumers." New York, NY - June 5, 2017 - Urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crack down on the national onslaught of robocall messages, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear opposed a petition requesting that so-called “ringless robocalls” be exempt from consumer protections under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In the ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Major Climate And Jobs Initiative To Help Create 40,000 Clean Energy Jobs By 2020

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Initiative Will Accelerate Renewable Energy Growth With up to $1.5 Billion Investment in Renewable Energy Projects. Albany, NY - June 2, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Clean Climate Careers initiative following the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord. The initiative is a multi-pronged strategy to grow New York's emerging clean energy economy and prepare the workforce for the long-term careers associated with this industry. In partnership with the ILR School's Worker Institute at Cornell University and Climate Jobs NY, this initiative focuses on accelerating energy efficiency and renewable energy growth to make New York a m... Read More
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PSEG Long Island: We Are Prepared for Summer 2017

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PSEGLI VP John O’Connell: "Our customers deserve and expect to have reliable service, regardless of the weather conditions." Uniondale, NY – June 1, 2017 – PSEG Long Island continues to upgrade its infrastructure, technology and communications to maintain best-in-class electric reliability. These continued improvements have prepared the energy grid to meet peak demand during extreme heat situations in the upcoming summer months. “Our customers deserve and expect to have reliable service, regardless of the weather conditions,” said John O’Connell, Vice President of Transmission and Distrib... Read More
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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Signs Into Law First In The State Septic Improvement Program

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County-Led Program Makes it Affordable for Suffolk Homeowners to Purchase Advanced Wastewater Treatment Systems. Suffolk County, NY – June 1, 2017 – Today, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed into law the first-of-its-kind water quality program in New York State that will help homeowners replace their outdated septic systems or cesspools at an affordable rate with advanced wastewater technologies, which are designed to significantly reduce nitrogen pollution. By installing advanced wastewater treatment systems, homeowners would in turn play a significant role in the County’s plan to reduce nitrogen pollution and protect Long Island waters.... Read More
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WFHS Junior Selected to Participate in NIH Citizen Science Symposium

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William Floyd High School science teacher Victoria D’Ambrosia: "I am so proud of Elizabeth, Philip, and Angela."Pictured from left to right are William Floyd High School students Philip Oriuwa, Angela Ochoa, Elizabeth Scianno and WFHS science research teacher Victoria D’Ambrosia. Photo by: William Floyd School District Mastic Beach, NY - May 31, 2017 - William Floyd Hig... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Approval Of First Application For Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration In New York State

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First Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration to Take Place in Albany on June 13. Albany, NY - May 31, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Audi of America Inc. is the first company approved to perform an autonomous vehicle demonstration in New York State. Earlier this month, the Governor announced that New York is now accepting applications from companies interested in testing or demonstrating autonomous vehicles on public roads. The company plans to conduct the first such demonstrati... Read More
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Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On Reports That President Trump Plans To Withdraw From Paris Agreement

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Schneiderman: "I have not – and will not – hesitate to hold President Trump accountable for any climate policies that threaten New Yorkers." New York, NY - May 31, 2017 - New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump plans to withdraw from the Paris Agreement:  “President Trump's reported decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is just the latest example of his administration's dangerous attack on urgent and common sense efforts to curb the devastating impacts of climate change.... Read More