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EPA Derails Cuomo's Tappan Zee Funding Plan

by Associated Press
Tappan Zee Bridge

Tappan Zee Bridge, Antonio Rivera, flickr

The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected almost all of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use clean water funds to help pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge.
 
The agency says Tuesday that only $29 million of Cuomo's $511 million proposal meets federal requirements.

Open Space-Group Wins Case Against Wolf Rescuers

by Associated Press
wolf
Josh More/flickr

A group that protects open space from development has won a lawsuit against the Wolf Conservation Center in Westchester County. The ruling blocks construction of wolf pens on a town-owned reservation in Lewisboro. The center shelters and breeds red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. It wants more space for its public programs. Lewisboro had offered land to the wolf center last year in a $1.3 million lease deal. The Westchester Land Trust said activities such as soil grading, tree clearing and fence building are prohibited there. The judge agreed.

Westchester Group Encourages Reusable Shopping Bags

by Stephen Ross
Plastic bag in tree
InfinityGivingCircle, flickr

“B.Y.O.B.” is taking on new meaning in Westchester County as an environmental group launches the “Bring Your Own Bag” program.

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