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and analysis.

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by Jim Heaney

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by Dan Telvock

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and commentary

Jul
28

City Hall ignoring Scajaquada Creek eyesore

    Despite two weeks of reporting on the badly polluted Scajaquada Creek, the administration of Mayor Byron Brown has yet to clean up the mess near Hoyt Lake, the spot where  five ducks died this past Monday. Reporter Dan Telvock took this photo Saturday. David Comerford, general manager of the Buffalo Sewer Authority,  told […]

Jul
28

Cheektowaga pols won’t discuss Scajaquada

Cheektowaga is responsible for dumping more than 300 million gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff in the Scajaquada Creek every year. The state Department of Environmental Conservation ordered town officials to develop a plan to address the problem six years ago, but Cheektowaga has yet to devise an acceptable plan. Against that backdrop, Dan […]

Jul
14

Brown responds to iPost story

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown told Kelly Dudzik of WGRZ on Friday that he believes estimates showing city facilities needs $607 million in repairs and updates are high.

Jul
10

Pulitzer Prize winner elected iPost president

David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author, has been elected president of Investigative Post’s board of directors. Johnston was one of three new members appointed to the board of the investigative reporting center that serves Buffalo and Western New York. Also appointed were Eric Walker, co-founder of PUSH Buffalo, and Whitney Crispell, manager […]

Jun
25

Western Lake Erie’s algae blooms not going away

The harmful algae blooms in western Lake Erie may be a problem over the next century. In fact, some parts of the western basin could see huge increases of blooms. A story from the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio.

Jun
18

Heaney assesses SolarCity deal

Investigative Post editor Jim Heaney discusses the SolarCity deal, and the thinking behind the Buffalo Billion initiative, with WGRZ’s Danny Spewak in a 6 minute, 42 second interview taped Tuesday evening.  

Jun
03

AP: 5 things you should know about Obama’s power plant rule

President Obama’s Power Plant Rule requires power plants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 emissions as the baseline. “But Environmental Protection Agency data shows that the nation’s power plants already have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 13 percent since 2005, or about halfway to the goal,” the AP […]

May
16

IDA chairman won’t discuss resignation

Chris Johnston, chairman of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, has dug in his heels in the face of questions regarding his suspension and resignation from his private sector job. Johnston rejected a request from John Mills, chairman of the Erie County Legislature, to appear Wednesday before the Government Affairs Committee to answer questions about […]