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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against a Long Island resident for excavating land without permission in a protected part of the Central Pine Barrens.

Long Island Foresters Outwit Ravenous Pine Beetles

Mar 20, 2018
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Since 2014, New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation has been at war with the southern pine beetle. The bugs come from states like Alabama and Georgia, and they live off of pitch pines, the signature species of Long Island’s Pine Barrens.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is pushing for an environmental package he says will combat the effects of climate change.

Greenwich Approves Plastic Bag Ban

Mar 13, 2018
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The Town of Greenwich has approved a ban that prevents the sale of single plastic bags from grocery stores and other local merchants.  

The Greenwich Time reports the ban does not include plastic bags used for delivery of any merchandise or goods. This includes food delivered to residents’ houses or their place of business.

Local residents will not be taxed to use paper bags at the grocery store.

The RTM approved the ban on Monday night. The ordinance will go into effect within the next six months.  

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As a jury continues to deliberate in the bribery trial of Governor Cuomo’s former top aide, Cuomo has been keeping his focus on other matters, including appearing with former Vice President Al Gore to talk about energy and the environment.