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03/04/19 10:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

With broad bipartisan support, the House of Representatives  voted on February 26 to pass the Natural Resources Management Act, which will permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). (more…)

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02/13/19 2:00pm

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The New York State Legislature approved a bill to ban offshore drilling February 5.

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. (more…)

02/04/19 4:30pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Bayman Steve Lenox throwing out a dredge during scallop season.

In our orginal post, the dates for the meetings were incorrect. It should read: The first of two hearings will be held Wednesday, February  6 at 5 p.m. in the Rose Caracappa Auditorium at the William H. Rogers Building in Hauppauge.

Another hearing will be held Thursday, February 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Maxine Postal Auditorium at the County Center in Riverhead.

Below is the original post:

Suffolk County’s newly formed Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council is seeking public input on shaping the $1.5 billion industry’s future at an upcoming hearing in Riverhead on Thursday, February 7. (more…)