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Keeping Watch on the Plan for a Greener New York

May 11, 2011

The release of the updated PlaNYC2030 on the day before Earth Day this year elicited a giant yawn from both the press and policy analysts. The initial plan, Mayor Michael

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Fracking Fight Sparks Intense Lobbying

Apr 21, 2011

Ari Moore Natural gas drilling is already taking place in Pennsylvania near the New York border. In 2008, companies with a stake in natural gas drilling in New York spent a

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Despite Key Setbacks, Bloomberg Plan Has Made New York Greener

Apr 18, 2011

Photo by Edward Ree At a joint announcement on climate change last week, former President Bill Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg both boasted of how green they had become. In an elaborately

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Council Approves Bills to Regulate Snow Removal

Apr 07, 2011

Photo (cc) Christopher Schoenbohm In response to the storm of criticism on the Bloomberg administration's response to last year's Boxing Day blizzard, the City Council approved a package of legislation Wednesday

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Taxi of Tomorrow Could Reduce Fleet Fuel Efficiency

Mar 30, 2011

Photo (cc) Karsan Despite a call to bring the city's cab industry into the future, yellow taxis aren't going as green as some would hope. Within a month, the city will select

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Administration Considers Waste-to-Energy

Mar 23, 2011

Photo (cc) Kai Schreiber This waste-to-energy plant in Newark was built almost 20 years ago and continues to burn garbage, including some of New York City's refuse. The Bloomberg administration is once

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Making 'Fair Share' Fairer

Oct 05, 2010

  This is the second article in a series of commentaries Gotham Gazette will run between now and Election Day on the charter proposals appearing on the November ballot. For decades, some

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Tackling Fracking

Oct 01, 2010

Photo (cc) Helen Slottje A natural gas drilling site in Pennsylvania. The Paterson administration saw it coming -- the economic collapse, state budget deficits growing to unprecedented proportions. "In a budget crisis

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