Editorial: The EPA must close loopholes in the Clean Water Act to protect NY waterways

Heather Leibowitz, director of Environment New York, had an editorial published on the need to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act and protect our waterways.

"New York's small business owners, fishermen, farmers, scientists, local elected officials and families are counting on the EPA to move forward and close the loopholes in the Clean Water Act now," she writes.

Read the full story here.


Calls to Strengthen Regional Emissions Coalition

More than 50 New York organizations and individuals delivered a letter to Governor Cuomo this week calling on him to strengthen the multi-state coalition that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.


Coalition Pushes Cuomo, Others, on Greenhouse-Gas Cap

A coalition of environmentalists, renewable energy advocates, elected officials and national groups released a letter today that was delivered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, calling on him to back changes to a regional cap-and-trade program for greenhouse-gas emissions.


Extreme weather linked to climate change

Environment New York's Eric Whalen joins the Richard French Live Show to talk about the link between recent extreme weather events and global warming.

Watch the interview here.


Expert warns more extreme weather could risk life, property

More intense and more frequent rain and snowstorms — on the rise because of climate change, according to an environmental advocacy group — mean more property damage and a greater threat to human life.