New York

New York Third In Nation For Wind Energy

Aug 9, 2017
Matt Young / AP

A new report by the federal government finds that New York is third in the nation for the number of wind energy projects built since 2003. The state produces more than 1,800 megawatts. A single megawatt is enough to power 360 to 500 homes.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says a Republican proposal to cut funds for weather satellites is a direct threat to the tri-state area.

The House of Representatives proposed a $369 million cut to NOAA’s satellite program. Schumer says the satellites gather 85 percent of the data used by forecasters to predict and track hurricanes and nor’easters.

Schumer points to recent forecasts that predict a busier than normal hurricane season in the Northeast.

He says the forecasts help cities and states better prepare for floods and other storm related damage.

Andrew Harnik / AP

The state Board of Elections quietly voted this week to turn over some data on New York’s voters to a Trump administration panel looking at whether there was mass voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election. The move makes New York the first state to comply with the controversial request, after officials initially said they would resist the request.

Seth Wenig / AP

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says that Immigration and Customs Enforcement needs to stop their raids in New York courthouses.

First Span Of New Tappan Zee Set To Open In August

Jul 27, 2017
Julio Cortez / AP

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the first span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge will open on August 25.