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New York Bans Fracking

On December 17, Gov. Cuomo announced he would ban fracking in the state of New York, citing both public health and environmental risks.“I cannot support high volume hydraulic fracturing in the great state of New York,” said Howard Zucker, the acting commissioner of health. Environment New York worked alongside many groups in the environmental community to protect New Yorkers, our air and and our water from this dangerous drilling. 

News Release | Environment New York

Report: Colleges and Universities Can Lead America’s Shift to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

America’s colleges and universities are positioned to lead the transition to 100 percent renewable energy, according to a report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

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Report | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

Renewable Energy 100: The Course to a Carbon-Free Campus

America’s institutions of higher education can play a crucial role in the fight to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. Colleges and universities across the country should aggressively deploy clean energy on campus, setting a goal of getting 100 percent of their energy from clean renewable sources.

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News Release | Environment New York

Rolling Back Clean Car Standard

“America should be putting cars that burn too much gasoline in the rear-view mirror. Unfortunately, EPA’s potential action may be a green light to keep making cars that dirty our air, endanger our health and threaten our children's future.” --Heather Leibowitz, Environment New York.

WASHINGTON, DC ---According to reports, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to begin rolling back state and federal clean car standards. The reports state that the administration intends to withdraw the final determination on EPA’s vehicle emission standards for 2022-2025. In addition there are reports that the administration also is expected to initiate the process to revoke the California waiver that allows California to charge ahead on stronger clean vehicle programs.

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News Release | Environment New York

President Trump Fails to Protect Our Water

“President Trump's order turns the mission of the Environmental Protection Agency on its head: Instead of protecting the drinking water sources for 1 in 3 Americans, he is telling the EPA to stop protecting these waters from polluters. It defies common sense, sound science and the will of the American people.” -Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York

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News Release | Environment America

546 Leaders Call for Stronger Northeast Climate Pact

More than 500 organizations, businesses, health professionals, lawmakers, and community leaders from the Northeast, called on Governor Cuomo and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to strengthen the nation’s best regional climate and clean air program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).  

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