Open burning of household trash releases dangerous compounds including arsenic, carbon monoxide, benzene, styrene, formaldehyde, lead, hydrogen cyanide and dioxin, among others. Open burning is also the single greatest cause of wildfires in New York.Report all poachers and polluters by calling the DEC hotline at 1-844-DEC-ECOs... Read More.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday he would not ban trick-or-treaters from going door to door this Halloween during an interview with News 12 Long Island with Tara Joyce. Tara Joyce: Will you... Read More.
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced Friday that he is not renewing the ‘no unnecessary travel’ emergency order signed in March regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. All emergency orders are renewed every five days and as the State begins to move toward regional reopening the team at... Read More.
Tioga County Public Health is geared up and ready for the New York State Plastic Bag Ban that goes into effect on March 1. By eliminating the use of plastic bags, New York State can save on an estimated 23 billion plastic bags that... Read More.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a statewide education and outreach campaign to ensure that New Yorkers are aware of the March 1 ban on single-use plastic bags. The Bring Your Own Bag NY campaign, spearheaded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation,... Read More.
Tioga County NY Sustainability Manager Ellen Pratt appeared on the WEBO Morning Show to discuss New York State's new ban on plastic grocery and shopping bags. Beginning March 1st 2020, you will no longer be able to have your groceries bagged into traditional plastic... Read More.
New York could ban retail pet shops from selling dogs, cats or rabbits as soon as mid-2021 under a Democratic state senator’s bill. The state would join Maryland and California and hundreds of municipalities nationwide that have taken a stand to outlaw sales of... Read More.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call in his 2020-21 budget address Tuesday for ending the sale of flavored e-cigarettes doesn’t go far enough, according to the American Heart Association.“We need to protect the health of all New Yorkers by prohibiting the sale of all... Read More.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that his 2020 State of the State agenda will prohibit the distribution and use of expanded polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, single-use food containers. The proposal also bans the sale of expanded... Read More.