LIBFRE’s Current Eventsadmin2018-09-20T21:43:55+00:00
Long Island Businesses for Responsible Energy, Inc. (LIBFRE)
The Long Island Businesses for Responsible Energy, Inc., is pleased to announce that the Town Board of East Hampton unanimously passed a resolution today, joining LIBFRE’s fight against PSEG-LI/LIPA to remove 267 toxic utility poles with high-tension lines, and to clean up the contaminated soil along a 6.2-mile route from East Hampton to Amagansett. LIBFRE hopes the Town’s involvement will help the momentum of what has already been a long legal battle by members of LIBFRE.
Authorize Retainer Agreement with Mintz and Gold LLP Re Forst V. LIPA
WHEREAS there exists a pending matter captioned Forst et. al v. Long Island Lighting Authority (LIPA) and Public Service Electric and Gas Company Long Island (PSEGLI) under Index number 10675/2014; and, . . . .
New York State Supreme Court Judge’s Decision Upholds Legal Merits of LIBFRE’s Lawsuit.
Judge Andrew G. Tarantino, Jr., a New York State Supreme Court judge, upheld the legal merits of a lawsuit filed by East Hampton based, Long Island Businesses for Responsible Energy (LIBFRE) against PSEG/LIPA for private nuisance, negligence, trespass, and violations of the Environmental Conservation law, validating claims for damages, and injunctive relief, as a result of the toxic pole replacement project. New York State Asesmblyman, Fred Thiele, who has co-sponsored legislation with New York Senator Ken LaValle to ban pentachlorophenol in New York State, commented that the judge’s decision was an excellent decision……both legally and strategically.
Schumer: at least 95,000 utility poles on long island have been treated with a highly toxic chemical known to cause serious health issues; senator urges environmental protection agency to immediately investigate the use of “penta” on wooden utility poles – calls on pseg to suspend further use of chemical on poles until completion period.
Schumer highlighted Concern That The Toxic Chemical, Pentachlorophenol, Is Being Used to Treat New Wooden PSEG-LI Utility Poles & Could Leach Into Groundwater Over Long Term As Poles Deteriorate; Studies Suggest Penta Can Result in Neurological & Issues With Respiratory Tract, Kidney, Immune System & More.
Toxic pesticide globally banned after unprecedented vote at UN meeting on chemicals: Alaska-based and international Indigenous organizations play key role in decision of Stockholm Convention in Geneva
Delegates from more than 90 countries took the unprecedented step of voting for a global ban on pentachlorophenol – a proven toxic pesticide and contaminant found in wildlife and human biomonitoring studies worldwide, including the Arctic. The historic vote came on May 16 at the combined meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions – which usually make decisions by consensus – after India repeatedly blocked action.
New York State Assemblyman Thiele and State Senator LaValle Introduce Legislation to Ban Use of Pentachlorophenol, a Toxic Chemical, on Utility Poles.
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. and State Senator Kenneth LaValle have introduced legislation that would prohibit the future use of utility poles treated with Pentachlorophenol (PCP), and call for the posting of warnings to inform people about the dangers of contact with PCP on existing poles.