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2019 Newsletter


December/January 2019-20 Newsletter

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Merton Simpson Fighting Environmental Racial Injustice, December/January 2019

Air Pollution in Albanys South End, December/January 2019

Dunn Landfill Stinks Up the School; Parents and Residents Protest, December/January 2019

Proposals in the Pine Bush December/January 2019


October/November 2019 Newsletter

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News Articles:

Lou Ismay and the Environmental Forum, October/November 2019

Meeting with DEC Officials The Dunn Dump is Untenable October/November 2019

Doug Bullock, October/November 2019

Two Zero Waste Events with National Expert on Waste Reduction and Recycling: Neil Seldman, October/November 2019

Migratory Bird Watch Hike, October/November 2019

Albanys Pollinator-Friendly Resolution is Spreading…., October/November 2019


June/July 2019 Newsletter

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Honoring Lou Ismay at the April SPB Dinner, June/July 2019

Done with the Dunn Dump, June/July 2019

DEC is Derelict its Duty Not Requiring Preparation of Environmental Impact Statements, June/July 2019

Albany Now a Pollinator-Friendly County, June/July 2019


April/May 2019 Newsletter

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Keith Schue and Ward Stone fire up Save the Pine Bush about the Proposed Gas Turbines and the ongoing toxin issues at Sheridan Hollow, April/May 2019

The Lac-M矇gantic Rail Disaster: Public Betrayal, Justice Denied, April/May 2019

Bruce Campbell Gets the Tour, April/May 2019

DEC Should Enforce the Rules, April/May 2019

February/March Newsletter – Download printable PDF version

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The Rapp Road Historical Association, Shabuta Mississippi to the Albany Pine Bush,


February/March 2019 Newsletter

Legislation to Protect Pollinators, February/March 2019

DECs Top Brass Must Suffer from Anosmia Update on the Dunn Landfill, February/March 2019

Brief History of the Draft Coeymans Clean Air Law Vote expected in February 2019, February/March 2019

Bethlehem Tomorrow Presents Community Choice Aggregation; A Step Towards a Sustainable Energy Future for Bethlehem Speaker: Bill Reinhardt, February/March 2019


2018 Newsletters


December/January 2018-19 Newsletter

Special Edition – Mark Dunlea Speaks about Climate Change – Asks People to Take Action Now,

December/January Newsletter – Download printable PDF version

Strategy & the Story Behind the Albany County Styrofoam Ban, December 2018/January 2019

Solid Waste Transfer Facility Proposed on the Banks of the Hudson, December 2018/January 2019

Letters to the Editor of the Times Union, December 2018/January 2019

New York Must Commit to 100% Clean Energy by 2030 a Green New Deal, December 2018/January 2019

October/November Newsletter – Download printable PDF version


October/November 2018 Newsletter

The Islands of Radix Center, October/November 2018

Destroying History at The Pine Bush Preserve, October/November 2018

Pollinator-Friendly County Resolution to be introduced in the face of alarming flying insect declines, October/November 2018

Truck Traffic in Rensselaer: Update, October/November 2018

PAUSE/Zero Waste, October/November 2018


September 2018 Newsletter

September Dinner Announcement- Download printable PDF version


August/September 2018 Newsletter

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The Potential of Community Choice Aggregation August/September 2018

Our June 23rd Hike in the Pine Bush, August/September 2018

Pine Bush Commission may soon be able to buy land in revolving fund, August/September 2018

Zero Waste Jazzes Up the City of Albany, August/September 2018


April/May 2018 Newsletter

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Neil Gifford Presents A Pine Bush Update, April/May 2018

Steve Downs Tells the Legal History of Save the Pine Bush at
SPBs 40th Birthday Party Part 1,
April/May 2018

Receiving our Newsletter via Paper or Email, April/May 2018

Anerobic digester and the Albany Landfill, April/May 2018

Landfill truck traffic in Rensselaer affecting quality of life for residents, April/May 2018


December/January 2017-18 Newsletter

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SHARE Opposes the Microgrid Fossil Fuel Plant in Sheridan Hollow, Dec 2017/Jan 2018

Geothermal Power is Possible in the City, Dec 2017/Jan 2018

The City is Selling 363 Acres of Land in Coeymans, Dec 2017/Jan 2018

Updates in Brief Trucks, Zero-Waste Tulipfest and a Leaking Landfill, Dec 2017/Jan 2018

Richard Kavanaugh, Dec 2017/Jan 2018


2017 Newsletters


October/November Newsletter – Download printable PDF version

How Can We Reverse the Tide of Trumps Plan to Eliminate the U.S. EPA? Part Two, Oct/Nov2017

SHARE Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy Forms, Oct/Nov2017

Residents Object to Polluting Trucks, Oct/Nov2017

The Wild Bees of the Pine Bush, Oct/Nov2017


 August/September Newsletter – Download printable PDF version

Judith Enck Speaks – How Can We Reverse the Tide of Trumps Plan to Eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?
Part I,
August/September 2017

Solid Waste Issues in the City of Albany, the Town of Colonie and the Proposed Changes in the NYS Solid Waste Regulations, August/September 2017

Thank you, Peter!, August/September 2017

Landfill Committee forming!, August/September 2017

June/July Newsletter – Download printable PDF version


Do We Really Need to Streamline the Environmental Protections of SEQRA?, June/July 2017

200,000 marched in DC Heat Report back Circle Up, June/July 2017

Candidates Night August 16 Save the Pine Bush Dinner, June/July 2017

Save the Pine Bush Volunteers Win Victory for Open Records, June/July 2017

The Future of Solid Waste in Albany Everyone Needs to Join the Discussion! , June/July 2017


May/June Newsletter – Download printable PDF version

Is the Earth Running a Fever? Meteorological Forecaster Hugh Johnson Speaks, May/June 2017

Albany County Legislature Rejects Banning Polystyrene Foam, May/June 2017

Initial Public Comments Delivered in Albany on March 31st at the Public Hearing on SEQRA,May/June 2017

Proposed changes in SEQRA Why Now?, May/June 2017

March/April Newsletter – Download printable PDF version


There would be no Pine Bush Today without Save the Pine Bush and Rezsin Adams, March/April 2017

Kim Fraczek Speaks about the Sane Energy Project and Mapping Pipelines, March/April 2017

Step up and Advocate for the Styrofoam Ban in Albany County!, March/April 2017

PAUSE Corrects the Record on the Bank Protest,March/April 2017

Proclamation Monday, February 13, 2017 to be: Rezsin Adams Day, March/April 2017


January/February Newsletter – Download printable PDF version

Climate Change and Hell and High Waters, Jan/Feb 2017

Albany County & Banning Styrofoam, Jan/Feb 2017

People of Albany United for Safe Energy PAUSE Year in Review, Jan/Feb 2017

Ecosystem Commonalities and the Albany Pine Bush, Jan/Feb 2017

Call-In Week to Governor Cuomo – Coming Up January 23-27, 2017, Jan/Feb 2017

2016

November/December 2016 Newsletter – Download printable PDF version

Climate Change and Arthropod-borne Diseases, Nov/Dec 2016

Overview of Climate Crisis and NY Renews, Nov/Dec 2016

Landfill Expansion Proposal in the Town of Colonie, Nov/Dec 2016

Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Releases 2017 Draft Management Plan Update, Nov/Dec 2016

Bad air a problem in the South End, Nov/Dec 2016


October Dinner Announcement – Download printable PDF version


Peter Henner, Oct 2016

Sept/Oct 2016 Newsletter – Download printable PDF version

Judith Enck Meets with Ezra Prentice Residents Sept/Oct 2016

Neil Gifford – Good News about the Pine Bush Sept/Oct 2016


August/Sept 2016 Newsletter – Download printable PDF version

Environmental Injustice at Ezra Prentice Apartments and
Community Health Study
Aug/Sept 2016

Save the Pine Bush Addressing Climate Change Aug/Sept 2016

What is Bethlehem Ecodefense? Aug/Sept 2016

Wind Energy Aug/Sept 2016

Albany Solid Waste Problem Still Not Addressed Openly Aug/Sept 2016

Tour Sustainable Materials Management Facilities Aug/Sept 2016


May/June 2016 Newsletter – Download printable PDF version

Hydroelectric Power from Canada: Bad for the People of Labrador; Bad for Climate Change, May/June 2016

Dan McCoy Speaks at Save the Pine Bush, May/June 2016

Pipeline News, May/June 2016

March/April 2016 Newsletter – Download printable PDF version

40 Karner Road Clean Up – Saturday April 16 at 9 AM

Former Albany County Legislator Tim Nichols: Politics & Tobacco, March/April 2016

Are Cuomos Oil Spill Trailers a Fix for Spilled Oil?, March/April 2016

Henry Diamond, First DEC Commissioner, Dies, March/April 2016

January/February 2016 Newsletter – Download printable PDF version


Ward Stone Speaks, January/February 2016

Don Reeb The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, January/February 2016

A thorn in the Pine Bush, January/February 2016

2015

November/December Newsletter – Download printable PDF version


December Dinner Announcement – Download printable PDF version


October Dinner Announcement – Download printable PDF version


September/October 2015- Download printable PDF version

Bakken Crude Oil Rail Shipments in Decline, But Surplus Tank Cars a Problem, September/October 2015

Say No to proposed pipeline, September/October 2015

Crossing paths: Area farmers fear risks from 2 gas pipeline proposals,September/October 2015

Hi again, Karner blue, September/October 2015


June/July 2015- Download printable PDF version

Neil Gifford Brings Good News, June/July 2015

Anaerobic Digestion and Composting of Organics, June/July 2015

The Unforeseen Consequences of Tobacco, June/July 2015

Save the Pine Bush loses a friend Peter J.R. Buttner, June/July 2015

4 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids About Recycling at Home, June/July 2015

Lupine Photo, June/July 2015


 May/June 2015- Download printable PDF version

City of Albany Office of Energy and Sustainability Visits Save the Pine Bush, May/June 2015

May 20 SPB Program to Feature Anaerobic Digestion and Composting of Organics, May/June 2015

New York state going dark to save birds, May/June 2015

Karner blue to get habitat in Saratoga Spa State Park, May/June 2015

2014

October/November, 2014 – Download printable PDF version

Why is the Green Party challenging the Governor? Theresa Portelli Speaks to SPB, October/November, 2014

Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy Speaks about the Environment and Legislation, October/November, 2014

Sallys Recycling Corner: Top Things to RecycleOctober/November, 2014

History Uncovered Cartographer John Wolcott pinpoints the location of an important 1614 Dutch trading post,October/November, 2014

John Wolcott Day,October/November, 2014

Bomb Train Rally, October/November, 2014


August/September, 2014 – Download printable PDF version

Pine Bush Gets National Status, August/September, 2014

Public Advocate Dominick Calsolaro, August/September, 2014

Michael McLaughlin, Director of Research for Albany County Executive Dan McCoy Speaks to SPB, August/September, 2014

Editorial: A toast to the Pine Bush, August/September, 2014


May/June, 2014 – Download printable PDF version

Chris Amato Speaks About the Oil Trains May/June, 2014

Earth Day Update from NYPIRG and Environmental Advocates, May/June, 2014

Size of the Albany County Legislature, May/June, 2014

March/April, 2014 – Download printable PDF version


April Dinner-Hike Notice, 2014 – Download printable PDF version

Don Reeb Speaks to Save the Pine Bush, Mar/Apr, 2014

The Trans Pacific Partnership Explained by Sue DuBois, Mar/Apr, 2014

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Styrofoam Ban and Protection of the Pine Bush, Mar/Apr, 2014

Sally’s Recycling Corner:Tires, Mar/Apr, 2014


January/February, 2014 – Download printable PDF version

February Dinner-Hike Notice, 2014 – Download printable PDF version

Mayor Kathy Sheehan Speaks to Save the Pine Bush, Jan/Feb, 2014

The Crude Oil Threat to New York State: The Capital Region as the Focus of Oil-by-Rail, Jan/Feb, 2014

Sally’s Recycling Corner:Things that can be recycled: 14 unique items, Jan/Feb, 2014

2013

September/October 2013 – Download printable PDF version

The Importance of the Tivoli Preserve, September/October, 2013

Historic Rapp Road Community,September/October, 2013

Local Food Waste Update,September/October, 2013

The road to justice is paved with truth,September/October, 2013


May/June 2013 – Download printable PDF version

Historic Rapp Road Community An Update, May/June2013

Horizontality and Consensus: Group Decision Making for a True Democracy, May/June2013

SPB Tours Historic Power Station in Karner, May/June2013

Earth Day SPB Dinner, May/June2013


Letter to the Editor, May/June2013

Puerto Rico protects premier turtle nesting site, May/June2013


March/April 2013 – Download printable PDF version

Save the Pine Bush Loses A Very Dear Friend, Louise Burch, March/April 2013

Assemblywoman Pat Fahy and Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk After the Election: Doing the Peoples Work, March/April 2013

My Cry, a poem by Grace Nichols, March/April 2013

Forward the Climate Protest in Washington, DC, March/April 2013

1 Rapp Road, Extension Development, March/April 2013

Sallys Recycling Corner, from WomansDay.Com, March/April 2013

January/February 2013 – Download printable PDF version

Lou Ismay and the Environmental Forum, January/February 2013

Save the Pine Bush Turns 35 in February, January/February 2013

Sallys Recycling Corner How To Get Guests to Recycle at Your Holiday Party, January/February 2013

Composting Food Waste in the City of Troy, January/February 2013

2012

November Dinner Announcement – Download printable PDF version

Proclamation Calling on Congress to Fund Urgently Needed Services in Albany County and Throughout the United States by Reducing Military Spending, November, 2012

October/November – Download printable PDF version

Lyme Disease: A Growing Epidemic, October/November 2012

Final Karner Blue Habitat Along Wood Road in Clifton Park Approved for Clearing, Grading as Shovel Ready, October/November 2012

Composting of Food Waste in Charleston, South Carolina, October/November 2012

Press Release from Sierra Club and Save the Pine Bush, October/November 2012

Proposed Land Bank in Albany County, October/November 2012


August/September – Download printable PDF version

Coeymens Debates Importing Garbage, August/September, 2012

Waste-to-Energy Plant for Bethlehem?,August/September, 2012

The Way We Were, August/September, 2012

Public gets say on Wood Road DCG project in Clifton Park, August/September, 2012

Guess what: Study finds herbicides are bad for amphibians, August/September, 2012

May/June – Download printable PDF version


Jerry Jennings Blinked, May/June, 2012

Neil Gifford of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Speaks, May/June, 2012

Ward Stone is a Hero, May/June, 2012

How and why did the City of Albany destroy so much of the Albany Pine Bush?, May/June, 2012

Save the Pine Bush GIS Class, May/June, 2012

March/April – Download printable PDF version

Equinox – Earth Day – Every Day, March/April, 2012

Run Away Climate:
Steven Leibo, PhD Speaks About Climate Change at Save the Pine Bush Dinner
, March/April, 2012

Southern Life, Northern City:
The History of Albanys Rapp Road Community
, March/April, 2012

Heres 10 quick tips for reusing coffee grounds, March/April, 2012

Bonding for Landfill Restoration, March/April, 2012

January/February – Download printable PDF version


Archaeology in the Pine Bush, January/February 2012

Save the Pine Bush GIS Class, January/February 2012

Late Fall Hike Report, January/February 2012

Pesticide FOILS in process January/February 2012

Sallys Recycling Corner New Year Green Resolutions, January/February 2012

Mark Your Calendars! January/February 2012

Schenectady Pine Bush sees Preservation boost, January/February 2012

2011

July/August – Download printable PDF version

The Farnsworth Middle School Pine Bush Project, July/August 2011

Fishers in the Pine Bush!, July/August 2011

Pine Bush fires cut tick threat, from the Times Union, July/August 2011

Sallys Recycling corner, Where Can I Find a Trustworthy E-cycler? July/August 2011


May/June 2011 – Download printable PDF version

Habitat Restoration and Mitigation Project: How it Fits in to the Preserve Goals for Restoration -Neil Gifford Gives Save the Pine Bush Dinner Talk in March, 2011, May/June 2011

No Frack-ing Way, May/June 2011

Researching the Unpreserved Lands, May/June 2011

Electronics Recycling a Huge Success, May/June 2011

Sallys Recycling corner, May/June 2011


March/April, 2011 – Download printable PDF version

Dr. George Robinson Sheds Light on Landfills, their Possibilities and Problems Post-closure, March/April, 2011

Ad Hoc Albany Committee To Uphold Environmental Law, March/April, 2011

Organic Waste Composting: A Random Local Update Courtesy of Mother Nature, I spent my snow day talking trash, March/April, 2011

Pine Bush Parcels Project, March/April, 2011

Sallys Recycling Corner, March/April, 2011

January/February 2011 – Download printable PDF version


Whats afoot at the Preserve?!, January/February 2011

Update on Albanys Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP), January/February 2011

Rethink Plans for Disposal Facility, January/February 2011

Sallys Recycling corner from the NY Time The Dump, January/February 2011

Download Save the Pine Bush’s Comments on Albany’s Solid Waste Plan

2010

November/December – Download printable PDF version

Draft Solid Waste Management Plan Needs Closer Look & Changes, November/December 2010

Environmentalists Honor Ward Stone, November/December 2010

Plant linked to Lyme risk, November/December 2010

Researcher: Coyote is Part Wolf, November/December 2010

Recycling Tiny Trash — Cigarette Butts, November/December 2010


September/October – Download printable PDF version

We Want Ward in Our Backyard, September/October 2010

Town of Colonie is in the Process of Revoking Protection of the Pine Bush! September/October 2010

The Wonderful Wildlife Pathology Unit, September/October 2010

Time for the City of Albany to Enforce the Pesticide Ordinance, September/October 2010


July/August – Download printable PDF version

Ward Stone, Environmental Hero, Speaks, July/August 2010

The Great Pesticide Hunt – How Grace Nichols Discovered
the City Violated Their Own Pesticide Ordinance, July/August 2010

Nighthawks, July/August 2010

United National Antiwar Conference to be Held in Albany – Why Save the Pine Bush Supporters Need to Attend,July/August 2010

Action Alerts! Draft New York State Solid Waste Management Plan -Deadline for Public Comments: August 16, 2010, July/August 2010


Speak Out on Pesticides – Please Come to City Hall on July 14 at 6pm, July/August 2010

May/June – Download printable PDF version

Turnabout defeats Albany landfill vote again – Last-minute changed vote leaves the expansion of Albanys landfill uncertain, May/June 2010

New Yorkers for Zero Waste Platform 2010, May/June 2010

Town of Colonie Planning Board, May/June 2010

Comments on the Solid Waste Management Plan by Mike Kernan, May/June 2010

Sallys Recycling Corner, May/June 2010


March/April – Download printable PDF version

Storm Over the Mountains – John Wolcott advocates for preserving Thacher Park, March/April 2010

Composting on a Large Scale, Is large-scale composting better for humans and the environment than incineration for disposing of organics?, March/April 2010

Zero Waste or Waste Authority?, Update on the City of Albanys Solid Waste Management Plan, March/April 2010

NYS Climate Action Council, March/April 2010


January/February – Download printable PDF version

Regional Solid Waste Authority – Inevitable or will Citizens have a say?, January/February 2010

New York State Solid Waste Management Plan, January/February 2010

Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Conference, January/February 2010

Yesterdays News, January/February 2010

Amicus Brief, January/February 2010

Sally’s Recycling Corner, January/February 2010