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We won monumental clean car standards.

On July 29, 2011, President Obama announced the outline of new clean car standards covering cars and light trucks through 2025. These standards will require new cars to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon. Thousands of our members helped seal the deal by emailing the White House and attending EPA hearings in support of the standards.

News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

Report: 20% Solar in Reach for New York

Solar power is growing so fast in New York that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable, according to a new report by Environment New York Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in New York

Our new report shows that tapping just a fraction of our state’s solar potential will yield tremendous benefits for our lives, our environment and our children’s future. The report also demonstrates that the rapid growth of solar makes goals what once seemed ambitious readily achievable.

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News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

New York Solar Businesses Are Ready to Roll with Clean Power

Dozens of New York solar businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

“The Clean Power Plan is a huge opportunity for New York to massively increase its solar capacity. This letter shows the solar industry is ready to meet the challenge,” said Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York.

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News Release | Environment New York

Clean water groups highlight progress for Hudson River, call for more success stories

On the heels of the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report tells the story of how the bedrock environmental law has helped to restore and protect the Hudson River. For decades before the Clean Water Act, much of the Hudson River was heavily polluted on a daily basis with industrial runoff and wastewater discharge. The Clean Water Act led to a dramatic reversal, sparking industrial cleanup and huge investment in sewage system upgrades.

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