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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. 

Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Wind Power for a Cleaner America

Coal- and natural gas-fired power plants pollute our air, are major contributors to global warming, and consume vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. Wind energy has none of these problems. It produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

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News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Wind Energy Production in New York Reduces Global Warming Pollution As Much As Taking 300,000 Cars Off the Road Each Year

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy and other recent extreme weather events fueled by global warming, Environment New York Research & Policy Center released a new report today showing that New York's current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 300,000 cars off the road per year. Existing wind energy production in New York offsets almost 1.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

 

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy and other recent extreme weather events fueled by global warming, Environment New York Research & Policy Center released a new report today showing that New York's current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 300,000 cars off the road per year. Existing wind energy production in New York offsets almost 1.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

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News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Edison ParkFast and Tri-State Biodiesel leading the way on getting New York off oil

With the costs of our dependence on oil higher than ever, companies like Tri-State Biodiesel and Edison ParkFast are leading the way to a cleaner future for New Yorkers, according to a new report released today by Environment New York.

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Alternatives to Oil in the Northeast:

Dependence on oil harms the Northeast’s environment and economy. Innovators and entrepreneurs are working to develop the fuels of the future: clean alternatives to oil that are less polluting and can be produced right here in the region.

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Superstorm Sandy is the Worst Possible Wake-Up Call

This is the worst possible wake-up call. Our shore communities are suffering unspeakable loss. More than 2 million households lost power. Tens of thousands of homes suffered serious damage or were lost. Total costs have been estimated to be as high as $50 billion for the region. And, tragically, some New Yorkers lost their lives. As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put it, “Anyone who says there is not a change in weather patterns is denying reality.”

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