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Cuomo pushes plastic bag ban

ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced legislation on January 13 that would ban most single-use plastic bags in the state, to be included as part of his proposed 2019 budget. In making the announcement, he once again contrasted environmental actions in Albany against those taking place in Washington, D.C.


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First woman to lead NY Senate

ALBANY, NY — There are 63 senate districts in New York State, and this year 31 are held by Republicans and 32 are held by Democrats. Republicans still hold the majority however because one Democrat, Simcha Felder, caucused with the Republicans.


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Cuomo to phase out toxic refrigerant

ALBANY, NY — The United States ratified the Montreal Protocol in 1988, and it was ultimately signed by nearly 200 countries. The protocol was an agreement that the countries would stop using chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as refrigerants and in aerosol cans because they were creating a hole in the ozone layer of the atmosphere.

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