FCWC has been addressing environmental issues in Westchester County since 1965. Below you will find the position statements of some of our most recent efforts from 2000 to 2014. If you wish to know more about FCWC's more historical projects feel free to email us with any questions, or contact the office at (914) 422-4053.
We take an advocacy role in educating the citizens of Westchester County on the importance of protecting our water from all threats to it and anything else that degrades the quality of water bodies.
We act as an advocate and educator for the protection and improvement of the water quality of Long Island Sound and its coves and embayments.
We have written against defunding Nature Centers in Westchester County's 2012 proposed Budget - After this position statement was written, funding has been restored and all 6 of Westchester County's Nature Centers.
We support strict regulation of efforts to drill for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale and a ban on hydro fracture natural gas extraction in or near the New York City watershed.
We support the Bus Rapid Transit-NOW Campaign targets commuter mobility on the I-287 corridor by promoting a bus rapid transit system that extends and expands current routes and rolling stock from Rockland Transit.
We have always believed that when replaced or revitalized, the Tappan Zee Bridge should accommodate mass transit as well as cars and trucks. Making it an effective long term solution for the entire region.
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We support environmentally sustainable biofuels can be produced locally, and are potential alternatives to the fossil-fuel-based transportation and heating fuels for New Yorkers.
We were instrumental in winning an extension of the legal agreement with the airlines that provides a ceiling on the number of Westchester County Airport commercial passenger flights and passengers.