Keyspan power plant on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City

Schumer wants Qns. utility facilities to be more secure

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, U.S. Senate on August 18, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Sunday he would be introducing legislation requiring major utilities to conduct FBI background checks on employees who work in the areas most vulnerable to attacks or sabotage following a report that Al-Qaeda may be targeting the facilities. The legislation comes on the heels of a July U.S. Department of [...]

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Gianaris pushes his clean-air bill

Posted by Rebecca Henely in District 12, State Senate on April 28, 2011 | No Comments

In celebration of Earth Day last week, state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) touted the pro-environment legislation he has recently introduced that would reduce emissions and crack down on polluters. “It’s been a priority of mine from the first day I was elected to the [state] Assembly,” Gianaris said. The senator said that since his district [...]