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Hochul Calls on EPA to Speed 18-Mile Creek Superfund Decision

Hochul Calls on EPA to Speed 18-Mile Creek Superfund Decision

LOCKPORT, N.Y. – Congresswoman Kathy Hochul today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson requesting she expedite the determination of inclusion of the Eighteen Mile Creek Corridor on the EPA Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

“After nearly 25 years, the EPA recently proposed adding Eighteen Mile Creek to the Superfund National Priorities List as one of the nation’s most hazardous waste sites,” said Congresswoman Hochul.  “Now, four months after the conclusion of the comment period, it’s time for the EPA to end its review process and finally add Eighteen Mile to the Superfund List.  The people of Lockport have waited long enough for us to clean up this site.”

Fahey Wins Support of Hardworking Western New Yorkers

Fahey Wins Support of Hardworking Western New Yorkers

Western New York working families are rallying around Chris Fahey, candidate for the vacant 145th New York Assembly seat. 

“The people of Western New York have a work ethic like none other and they demand and deserve representation with the same level of energy and commitment,” said Chris Fahey.   “Too often politicians go to Albany and the primary focus becomes their own selfish job retention.    Instead this community needs a leader willing and ready to put in the hard work and fight desperately needed to create quality jobs that can support working families and advance opportunities to keep our talented children here after college.” 

Marry Me 2011

Marry Me 2011

Victory prevailed as gay marriage equality dominated 2011. Here is a re-cap of the year's LGBT matrimony highlights. Want to read more? Click here http://www.examiner.com/lgbt-parenting-in-buffalo/marry-me.

2011 Election Results: Orchard Park

2011 Election Results: Orchard Park

TOWN CLERK (4 Year Term): Carol R. Hutton (Uncontested)

TOWN JUSTICE (4 Year Term) 

Lynn Wessel Keane             59%                    5,264

Philip Marshall                      41%                    3,593

 

ERIE COUNTY

11th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT: John J. Mills (Uncontested)

 

Higgins Visits Applied Sciences Group

Higgins Visits Applied Sciences Group

Cheektowaga Small Business Growing Rapidly through Innovation

This week Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) continued his tour of local businesses with a stop at Applied Sciences Group (ASG) in Cheektowaga.  During his visit, the Congressman met with ASG President Paul Buckley and the talented team of ASG engineers, managers and scientists.

“The innovative work happening right here at Applied Sciences Group is supporting efficient production at dozens of other companies across Western New York and benefiting returning veterans across the country,” said Higgins.  “This cutting-edge work has allowed them to expand in the past and provides great opportunities for growth moving forward.”

Higgins, Kennedy Take Action to Stop Prescription Drug Abuse

Higgins, Kennedy Take Action to Stop Prescription Drug Abuse

Congressman, Senator join Avi and Julie Israel, other local advocates to encourage Western New Yorkers to fight the epidemic

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and N.Y. State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy (58th District) announced actions they are taking to address the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse. This announcement comes just days after U.S. Attorney William Hochul and N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman hosted a summit calling for action to fight the prescription painkiller problem and as the nation kicks off Red Ribbon week (October 23-31) an annual anti-drug awareness campaign.

Nearly 100 Members Join Higgins, Slaughter, Hochul, Reed in Fight for Action on Aviation Safety

Directive on Pilot Fatigue Now Two Months Overdue

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-27), Jean Schmidt (OH-2), Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Kathy Hochul (NY-26), and Tom Reed (NY-29) are continuing to keep up the pressure on completion of a federal aviation safety rule, now over two months delayed, and nearly 100 members of the House of Representatives are joining them in pushing for the rule to directly address issues related to pilot fatigue.    

“We are now 963 days past the horrific crash of Flight 3407 and with each tick of the clock without new pilot fatigue rules in place thousands of lives are put at risk,” said Congressman Higgins.   “Together we are sending a strong message that we can’t afford to put flight safety on standby.”