Towns push state to do more after natural gas smells cancel outdoor play in North Salem

BY Thomas C. Zambito – Two northern Westchester towns and another in Putnam County are urging the state to pass tougher regulations for natural gas facilities after air quality concerns forced the cancellation of outdoor school activities in North Salem over two days last month. View full report

Gas Odor Kept Kids Indoors

By JODI WEINBERGER – NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Students in North Salem schools were kept inside for recess and other activities on Wednesday and Thursday last week because of “blowdown”–or the smell of natural gas—from the Algonquin Gas Transmission in Southeast. View full report

Faith Groups Hold Environmental Vigil At NY Governor’s House

By Lanning Taliaferro – Patch MOUNT KISCO, NY — A vigil Sunday afternoon brought more than 80 faith leaders and residents together outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s home to pray for a safe and healthy future for all New York residents and the whole planet. Organizers said the event was led by the founders of the grassroots group,…