Ecology Links

* Con Edison has earned recognition from the international Carbon Disclosure Project; in the 2011 rankings, they placed first among utilities in the S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. Con Ed transmits and distributes electricity and does not generate electricity, which may have an impact on their carbon footprint in relation to other utilities. They also fire boilers to produce commercial steam.

* The NYC DEC Commissioner Joe Martens testified before the NYS Assembly today regarding hydraulic fracturing. Martens said, “While gas drilling has proceeded at a sprint pace in Pennsylvania and other states, New York and DEC have proceeded cautiously and deliberately in developing a responsible approach to gas drilling. I’ve said time and again that DEC will not issue permits for this activity until I’m satisfied it can be done safely and responsibly and I continue to make that pledge.”

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