02/08/19 6:00am
02/08/2019 6:00 AM

The New York State Legislature approved a bill to ban offshore drilling Tuesday.

The bill amends the Environmental Conservation Law to prohibit offshore oil and gas production. It would prevent the state Department of Environmental Conservation from leasing state-owned underwater coastal areas for drilling and also stop the Office of General Services from authorizing leases that would increase oil or natural gas production in federal waters. READ

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11/29/18 6:00am
11/29/2018 6:00 AM

A recently rescinded New York State Department of Environmental Conservation decision will put local municipalities in charge of their own water quality management.

In Southold, the reversal will impact Total Maximum Daily Load limits that were imposed over a decade ago to monitor pollutants entering the water. READ