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Helping to protect the environment, groundbreaking legislation requires manufacturers to collect and recycle discarded electronics

City Hall, February 13th, 2008 – At tomorrow’s Stated Council meeting, the members of the City Council will vote on trailblazing environmental legislation that would require manufacturers to take responsibility for collecting and recycling electronic products they produce. The Council will also vote on legislation that would help to improve air quality in and around New York City’s waterfronts, by requiring city-owned ferries to use low sulfur-emission fuel as well as technology to reduce fuel exhaust pollutants from being released into the air.

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City Hall – Investigations Committee Chair Eric Gioia, Transportation Committee Chair John C. Liu, Council Members and disability advocates today released the findings of a City Council investigation titled “On the Right Track: A Roadmap to Improving Transportation for New York City’s Disabled Population.” The investigation examines the problems New Yorkers with disabilities face in using the city’s transportation system, and issues a set of low cost, easy to implement recommendations for improving transportation safety and access.

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City Hall, January 9, 2008 – At today’s Stated Council meeting, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and members of the City Council will vote on far-reaching environmental legislation that would require the placement of plastic bag recycling bins at stores throughout New York City. The legislation applies to stores in the City that uses plastic bags and occupy 5,000 or more square feet or have more than five branches operating in New York City.

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$11 million dollars may not sound like a lot of money to Jim Dolan, but to most New Yorkers it’s a fortune. If he expects the City of New York to extend what is almost a million dollar a month tax break in perpetuity, he’s sadly mistaken. New Yorkers pay the highest taxes in the country, and they need to know that their tax dollars are being spent wisely.

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