The juggernaut that is the NJ-NY Expansion Project, familiarly known as the Spectra Pipeline, has crushed another obstacle, bringing the operation of a 30-inch-diameter transmission line full of highly-pressurized explosive natural gas in the heart of the West Village one step closer to reality.
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Mayor Mike Bloomberg has had his share of public reservations about hydrofracking, urging government honchos to keep drilling far from NYC's water. The City's environmental agency is on board, too.
But a strange little newsletter released this afternoon from the Department of Environmental Protect ... More >>
• Happy Presidents Day! In case you haven't noticed yet, it snowed. Central Park was reporting 2.5 inches as of this morning. There's a chance of more snow over the afternoon, and again tonight. [Weather, NY1]
• Protests in Libya against Muammar Qaddafi's totalitarian rule are spreading, ... More >>
Canada geese killed in New York this month to help control the population were double-bagged and thrown in landfills because there is no way to process the meat into food. Also, it would take six years to study the safety of the bird meat.
The city has reportedly spent $3.3 millio ... More >>
The report on Destin Beach, Florida from CNN notes it as "open to the public." Also, "the air quality is good, according to the Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau." And they kinda mention some "small scattered tar balls and oil patches" in Panama City Beach, but the tourists bureau there n ... More >>
In case you haven't seen it yet, here we have the BP oil spill re-enacted by cats. Cats with British accents. This doesn't make the situation any better, but at least it made us laugh for a minute. Especially the part where they say "top kill." Video after the jump.
New Jersey has banned research-related oyster-farming projects in the state's polluted coastal waters in order to protect the shellfish industry in light of the BP oil spill and avoid having contaminated oysters end up on dinner tables.
A number of trendy restaurants, like Má Pêche i ... More >>
Here's a strange one: a filing by Ben Raines at the Alabama Press-Register on Monday evening shows up online with a headline announcing "Another Gulf oil spill: Well near Deepwater Horizon has leaked since at least April 30." Some bloggers may have noted it. But why aren't we hearing anything ... More >>
• President Obama is in New York today, the day after the Department of Homeland Security cut funding to prevent terrorism in New York. (The final DHS budget decision for the year gives the New York City area $111 million for transit security -- a 27% cut from last year's funding of $153 mi ... More >>
NY PostBP has released the first photo of the oil leak in the Gulf, and, well, does this look like something that, in the words of Rush Limbaugh, is as "natural as ocean water," and going to just get better on its own?
Last night around nine a guy pulled his red Pontiac Grand Prix out of the Sunoco station in Englewood Cliffs and headed onto the George Washington Bridge. As he had failed to yield to traffic, a police car came after him. They tried to pull him over, but he pulled the old stop-and-start on th ... More >>