New York League of Conservation Voters

Katz outlines plan to ‘Green Queens’ if elected borough president
Politics Melissa Chan 9/04/2013 at 11:02AM

One thousand new trees would grow in Queens and government rooftops would be painted an energy-saving white should Melinda Katz win her bid to lead the borough. The former legislator outlined her “Plan for a Green Queens” on Tuesday, September 3 with her newest supporter, the New York League of Conservation Voters. “With a total [...]

Op-Ed: Enough delays – let’s clean up Willets Point
News Op-Ed 3/28/2013 at 12:52PM

BY MARCIA BYSTRYN At a recent meeting of the Queens Housing Coalition, a major developer outlined a commitment to privately finance the cleanup of a massive 23-acre brownfield at Willets Point. Amazingly, there were some who questioned the existence of contamination and the need for remediation. The hard truth is that Willets Point has been [...]

Queens congressmembers get mixed results on environment
Politics Melissa Chan 2/26/2013 at 3:38PM

Some Queens congressmembers aced their green test last year. But some were average, and one was at the bottom of the class. That is according to the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) latest national environmental scorecard. Congressmembers Steve Israel and Carolyn Maloney were tops, with each scoring a 97, followed by Joseph Crowley [...]