Crude Oil


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April 2015

  • Latest round of rail safety inspections find 84 defects
  • Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, the 2015-16 Enacted Budget includes measures to enhance oil spill preparedness. In response to the increased volume of crude oil being transported through New York State, the Budget provides funding for additional staff dedicated to oil spill planning, training and response, consistent with Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 125, which outlines steps the State is taking to improve oil spill response and prevention. The Budget also provides the necessary funding for planning and preparedness costs and ensures the solvency of the Oil Spill Fund by increasing fees for oil transported through New York.

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

  • Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda proposed to increase staffing and resources to improve preparedness, training and response to crude oil incidents.

December 2014

November 2014

  • United Riverhead PREP Exercise a boom deployment and tabletop exercise simulating an oil spill during a transfer from a vessel to the facility at their offshore platform in the Town of Riverhead, Suffolk County

October 2014

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April 2014