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State makes emergency change in siting regulations for wind power projects

The New York state Department of Public Service last week revised its definition of “revision,” making it possible for a company building a wind turbine to modify its approved plans without triggering a new public hearing. An emergency ruling in ...

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Expanded bottle bill might improve glass recycling but add headaches and costs

(Provided by New York Wine & Grape Foundation)

A proposed law that would extend New York’s bottle bill to wine and liquor bottles could increase recycling of glass significantly and create a cleaner stream of recycled glass, potentially making it easier to find end users in a tight ...

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LA Fitness, other clubs settle with AG

ALBANY — Greece-based health club giant LA Fitness has been penalized $6,750 as part of a sweeping settlement with 96 operators announced Thursday by New York’s attorney general. The operators have agreed to modify their contracts and pay penalties and ...

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Advocates for assisted suicide push for law

ALBANY — Advocates of medically assisted suicide want state lawmakers to pass legislation authorizing terminally ill patients to request drugs to end their lives. But they acknowledge the measure faces significant challenges. The proposal would require two physicians to certify ...

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