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Statement from County Executive Pat Ryan on DEC Decision Regarding Danskammer

“I applaud the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on their decision to deny the Title V Permit application for the proposed Danskammer project. As I stated in my April letter to the DEC opposing the project, ‘Danskammer is the wrong project at a pivotal time for our community.’ It offered an outdated dirty energy […]

County Executive Pat Ryan Announces New Green Procedures for Infrastructure Projects in Ulster County

The new procedures related to infrastructure projects and purchasing will help Ulster County achieve its goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030 Last month, County Executive Pat Ryan was selected as the new Chair of NYSAC’s Climate Resiliency Committee Kingston, NY – County Executive Pat Ryan announced today that Ulster County will be implementing an “Environmental […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan is Selected as the New Chair of NYSAC’s Climate Resiliency Committee

The NYSAC Climate Resiliency Committee was created in June of 2018 to help counties across the state work cooperatively on climate change In April, Ulster County became the first County in New York State and among the first in the nation to release a comprehensive Green New Deal plan Albany, NY – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan has […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Submits Comments to New York State Regarding the DEP’s Lower Esopus Turbid

In his comments, County Executive Pat Ryan states “we can and we must do better” and calls for the DEC to hold the NYC DEP accountable for their actions regarding the turbidity in the Lower Esopus KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today submitted comments to the New York State Department of Environmental […]

County Executive Pat Ryan Announces Ulster County has earned Silver-level Recertification, the Highest Level of Recognition, in the DEC’s Climate Smart Communities Program

As a Certified ‘Climate Smart’ community, Ulster County is a model for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building local climate resilience In April, Ulster County became the first County in New York State and among the first in the nation to release a comprehensive Green New Deal plan KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan […]

County Executive Ryan Calls For The NYC DEP to be Held Accountable for Lower Esopus Turbid Discharge, Encourages Public to Submit Comments

County Executive Ryan was joined by Senator Michelle Hinchey as well as area business and environmental leaders in calling on NYC DEP to pursue alternatives to turbid releases to the Lower Esopus Creek from the Ashokan Reservoir. County Executive Ryan reminds the public comments regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement are due June 16th SAUGERTIES, […]

County Executive Ryan Announces A Green New Deal for Ulster County Website and Video Series

Website and video series provide information and resources for residents on green career and green business opportunities in addition to showcasing the County’s environmental goals KINGSTON, N.Y. – As a part of his Green New Deal for Ulster County plan, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today that businesses and job seekers can find out more […]

County Executive Ryan Announces A Green New Deal for Ulster County Plan on Earth Day

With over 30 goals and targets, Ulster County is the first County in New York State and among the first in the nation to release a comprehensive Green New Deal plan  Centering on three focus areas, the bold environmental vision sets both short and long term goals for Ulster County from retrofitting and weatherizing 1,000 […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Submits Comment To New York State Opposing The Proposed Danskammer Power Plant

County Executive Ryan states that the Danskammer project “offers an outdated dirty energy solution to a problem that requires a modern, clean energy solution” County Executive Ryan reaffirms Ulster County’s commitment to leaning into the new green economy  KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today submitted comments urging the New York State Siting Board […]

County Executive Ryan Announces Executive Order Supporting a Prevailing Wage for All Renewable Energy Projects

This action will support reaching Ulster County’s goal of using 100% locally renewable electricity and bolster the well-being of workers  KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today signed an Executive Order that provides a prevailing wage requirement or a Project Labor Agreement for all County-run renewable energy projects. This initiative is part of County […]