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Steven Englebright Collection

Type of Material: Documents; subject files.
Personal Name: Steven Englebright
Collection ID: Collection 327
Creator: Steven Englebright
Extent: 1 cubic ft.
Span Dates: 1979-1985


Steven Englebright Collection 
Collection 327


Papers and subject files; 1 cubic ft.
Curator of the Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences at the State University of New York at Stony Brook; former Democratic Suffolk County Legislator, representing District 5; elected to the New York State Assembly in 1992.
Documents relating to the Long Island Lighting Company and Shoreham Nuclear Plant.

Source: New York State Assembly Website

Assemblyman Steve Englebright's background in science and education brings a unique and useful perspective to the State Legislature. With professional training as a geologist and biologist, Assemblyman Englebright’s skill at translating technical concepts and findings into innovative public policy has enabled him to help shape laws that have practical relevance to our lives and health. For example, Assemblyman Englebright’s Pesticide Use Reporting Act of 1996 is advancing study of the possible link between pesticides and breast and other cancers.

Steve Englebright spent his early working years as Curator of Geologic Collections at SUNY at Stony Brook. Later, as founding director of the Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, Englebright helped to educate a generation of Long Islanders about the importance of the Pine Barrens and their critical role in the protection of our groundwater aquifers.

First elected to office in 1983, Steve Englebright’s tenure in the Suffolk County Legislature was strongly defined by his interest in the interface of science and society in the policy area of public health. He helped lead the movement to protect the Pine Barrens watershed, successfully fought the opening of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant and pushed through the first local law in the nation to require biodegradable packaging. As Chair of the Parks Committee, Englebright spearheaded Suffolk County’s premier open space program which became a much-copied national model. In Suffolk, this resulted in doubling the county’s preserved open space as parkland and validated the ecosystem protection approach to strategic open space policy.

Steve Englebright entered the Assembly after a special election in February of 1992. In the state legislature, Assemblyman Englebright was able to broaden his work to protect our health, safety and quality of life. His legislative accomplishments include the Solar Choice Act which allows for residential net-metering of solar photovoltaic cells, the Historic Maritime Communities Act, the Long Island North Shore Heritage Area Act, and the Assisted Living Reform Act of 2004. Other significant laws he has sponsored include an act that doubled New York State’s annual commitment to breast cancer research and education and a chapter amendment that significantly strengthened Megan’s Law.

Assemblyman Englebright became the Chair of the Committee on the Aging in 2001. With the number of New York’s senior citizens expected to double by the year 2015, Assemblyman Englebright is keenly focused on working to prepare New York for this huge demographic shift. As this impending shift presents both an opportunity and imperative to redefine our state’s policy approach to aging, Assemblyman Englebright has worked to devise strategies to meet these tremendous challenges.

Assemblyman Englebright has also advanced initiatives that protect and support the special needs of New York seniors with a particular emphasis on programs and mechanisms that promote the ability of seniors to continue to live in their own homes and community. Assemblyman Englebright is also concerned that assisted living facilities are properly regulated and that nursing homes have quality staff. In 2004, Assemblyman Englebright’s landmark legislation on Assisted Living Reform became law and is widely regarded as a national model.

Assemblyman Englebright has been a consistent voice for the need for state education funding to keep our local schools strong and meet the new educational standards. Englebright’s advocacy has each year helped moderate the rise of property taxes by annually bringing home more state school aid than what the Governor had proposed. Assemblyman Englebright supports a comprehensive reform of our state’s inequitable school aid formula and will continue to fight for a predictable formula that adjusts for regional costs, student enrollment, student need and the misperception of wealth driven by our regional real estate market.

Assemblyman Englebright is the prime sponsor of the Healthy Schools Initiative, a comprehensive series of measures to protect children from exposure to toxic and hazardous substances that can endanger their health and impair the ability to learn. Similarly, Assemblyman Englebright is a long-time supporter of the SUNY-Community College system and the need to keep college affordable for the children of working families.

The 4th Assembly District is situated on the north shore of Long Island and encompasses Port Jefferson Station, sections of Coram, Centereach, Selden and Lake Grove as well as the historic maritime communities that developed around the harbors of Stony Brook, Setauket, Port Jefferson and Mt. Sinai

A Setauket homeowner since 1973, Assemblyman Englebright has two daughters, Christina Marie and Jennifer Lynn both of whom are graduates of Stony Brook University. Assemblyman Englebright is a graduate of Bayside High School, received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in 1969 and a Master of Science degree in Paleontology/Sedimentology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Standing Committee Assignments 2006: Aging (Chair); Education; Energy; Higher Education; Tourism, Arts and Sports Development.

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Box 1

American Nuclear Society
American Nuclear Society – Statement of the LI section
Analysis of LILCO’s proposed rate mitigation measures (May 1985)
Article 14-A – Gas and Electric Service
Assembly, State of NY, Albany
Catacosinos, William J – Statement
Citizens for Shoreham Electricity
Cohen, Perry – Public Hearing Statement
Correspondence (2 folders)
Correspondence – Ronald Reagan
Cuomo’s Plan
Democratic Press Statement
Divestiture of LILCO
Examination of a proposal for the public operation of LILCO
Garelle, Jack – A Local Law Establishing the CEASC
George Hochbrueckner
Gioia Issues Staff Report
Henry, George W. – Statement
Howard Commission Members (March, 1983)
Increased in LILCO electric rates
Introductory Resolution 2028-84 – Establishing the CEASC
Kirkpatrick and Lockhart’s report
Legal papers filed by LILCO
LILCO- Atomic Safety and Licensing of Shoreham Plant

Box 2

LILCO – Inspection of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station’s construction
LILCO – Notes on Public Ownership
LILCO – Review of exception request
The LILCO, Shoreham Story
LILCO – Supreme Court Papers
LI Public Power Project
LI Ratepayers Association
Long Island Trust – Advertisements
Map of Health Effects at Three Mile Island
Mckinney’s Local Finance Law
Moser, Richard G- Shoreham
New York Power Authority
The News and Views of Newsday (A Modus Operandi)
NYS – Senate Assembly
News Releases
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (2 folders)
104 Appellate Division Reports
People’s Action Coalition
Position Paper: Shoreham Nuclear Power Station (5/30/1984)
Public Hearing (11/13/1984)
Publications – Bulletin (5/26/1983)
Publications – The Coming Great Nuclear Power Cash-In
Publications – Groundswell (Feb, 1985)
Publications – Indian Point, emergency planning and you
Publications – Power to the Public, not to LILCO
Publications –Public Power Contributes More to Local Governments than do IOUs
Publications –2 Utilities are better than one
Radio TV Reports, Inc
Radiological Emergency Preparedness (2/16/1983)
Report – Annual Gas and Electric Bills
Report to Governor Mario Cuomo’s Shoreham Commission

Box 3

Request to LILCO for additional information under local Law 2-86 (1/21/1986)
Resolution No. 277 – Physical inspection of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant
Sabatino, Paul – Public Power Takeover
Shoreham – Fight hurts
Shoreham- Myths and Facts
Shoreham Update (April 2-8 1984; April 10-16, 1984)
Shoreham Update (April 17-24, 1984; April 24-30, 1984)
Shoreham Update (May 1-7, 1984; May 8-14, 1984)
Shoreham Update (May 15-21, 1984; May 22-28, 1984)
Shoreham Update (May 29 - June 4, 1984; June 12-18, 1984)
Shoreham Update (June 19-25, 1984; June 26 – July 2, 1984)
Shoreham Update (July 3-9, 1984; July 12-14, 1984)
Shoreham Update (April 2-8, 1984; April 10-16, 1984)
Shoreham Update (Dec. 25-31, 1984; Jan. 1-7, 1985)
Shoreham Update (Jan 8-14, 1985; Jan 15-21, 1985)
Shoreham Update (Jan 22-28, 1985; Jan 29 – Feb 4, 1985)
Shoreham Update (Feb 19-25, 1985; March 5-11, 1985)
Shoreham Update (March 5-11, 1985; March 11-15, 1985)

Box 4

Shoreham Update (March 19-25, 1985; March 26 – April 1, 1985)
Shoreham Update (April 9-15, 1985; April 16-22, 1985; April 23-29, 1985)
Shoreham Update (April 30 – May 7, 1985; May 14-20, 1985; May 21-27, 1985)
Smith Barney’ study
Solomon, Kenneth A. – Preliminary Review of the Shoreham Analysis
Stanchfield, Ronald
Suffolk County’s Consumer Electric Agency Referendum
Suffolk County Environmental Assessment
Suffolk County Takeover of LILCO
TMI Cancer Study
What we weren’t told in the LILCO 1979 Annual Report

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