News

Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Conference

by Tim Truscott   On November 18 and 19, I attended the annual conference of the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. The association, also known as NYSAR3, states its mission is “To provide statewide leadership on waste reduction, reuse and recycling issues and practices to Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Conference

Crossgates Casts a Dark Shadow Over the Pine Bush

  This chart, prepared by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission and distributed to the Zoning Committee on Novemember 20, 2003, shows the census of Karner Blue Butterflies at the Crossgates Karner Blue Butterfly Hill. Note when the Crossgates Theater Expansion occurred.  

Hydroelectric Power from Canada: Bad for the People of Labrador; Bad for Climate Change

by Tom Ellis   ALBANY, NY: Jim Learning of the Grand River Labrador (GRL) and Annie Wilson of the New York Environmental Law and Justice Project (NYELJP), spoke at the April 20th Save the Pine Bush dinner bout existing and proposed hydroelectric projects in Quebec and Labrador, and their health, environmental, and financial impacts on Hydroelectric Power from Canada: Bad for the People of Labrador; Bad for Climate Change

Zeroing Out Waste Conference

Speakers Include: Neil Seldman, Institute of Local Self Reliance Professor Paul Connett, International Waste Management Researcher Majora Carter, Environmental Justice Leader, Founder Sustainable South Bronx Barbara Warren, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition Why do we have so much garbage? What can we do to prevent it? Looking at the trash question as a resource issue and a Zeroing Out Waste Conference

Proposed Crossgates Development

GUILDERLAND, NY: Rapp Road Development, a corporate entity of Pyramid/Crossgates, is proposing to build on about 46 acres of land. Originally, the proposal was to build 222 apartments on 20 acres of land adjacent to the Pine Bush preserve. After the Town Planning Board appointed themselves the lead agency, the project was exapanded to include Proposed Crossgates Development

9

Walk to Save the Pine Bush! – Saturday October 21st – 10K Walk to Save the Pine Bush! Saturday October 21st – 10K It’s time to put on those walkin’ shoes folks, enjoy the fresh autumn air, and help Save the Pine Bush’s efforts to halt the destruction of the Albany Pine Bush. The 2nd 9

Proposed Executive Budget

The State Executive Budget for the next fiscal year would boost the Environmental Protection Fund to a permanent level of $150 million, up $25 million from this year. Of this, $55 million would go to land acquisition and open space protection, up from $31.5 million this year. The Executive Budget would also allocate $219.6 million Proposed Executive Budget

Town of Colonie Planning Board

Whereas, the applications and permitting to construct and operate an expansion of the City’s existing landfill located on Rapp Road in the City of Albany, together with mitigation related to the expansion, referred to as Eastern Expansion, is before the Common Council for deliberation; and Whereas, since 1990 there have been multiple expansions of the Town of Colonie Planning Board

Just Say No to the Bridge!

The Village of Colonie is proposing to build a bridge in the Pine Bush over the Rapp Road/Lincoln Avenue railroad tracks. To allow for high-speed rail, all Òat gradeÓ crossings over railroad tracks are to be eliminated. The Village wants to eliminate the Rapp Road/Lincoln Avenue crossing by building a bridge. Save the Pine Bush Just Say No to the Bridge!