Pine Barrens

Land Swap Could Be Solution For Long Island Solar Farm

Mar 28, 2018
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Representatives of the Middle Island Solar Farm have met with members of the Cuomo administration to discuss plans for a land swap for part of the 100-acre plot in Mastic.

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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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On Long Island, construction of a controversial solar farm in Mastic has resumed after a state judge lifted a temporary restraining order on the site last week.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the Long Island Pine Barrens.