News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

93% New Yorkers Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters

After New York suffered more than $1 billion in damage from extreme weather in 2011, a new report by the Environment New York Research & Policy Center documents how global warming could lead to extreme weather becoming more common or severe in the future.

News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Indian Point threatens drinking water of 11.3 million people

The drinking water for more than 11.3 million people could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at the Indian Point Nuclear Facility, says a new study released today by Environment New York. The report also shows that Indian Point Nuclear Plant threatens drinking water supplies for more than twice as many people compared to any other nuclear facility in the nation.

News Release | Environment New York

With Gov. Cuomo poised to open the state to gas drilling, Environment New York Distributes Film of Pennsylvania Victims

As New York moves closer to allowing dangerous deep well gas drilling, Environment New York released a new video showing the potential looming impacts. The video highlights Pennsylvanians explaining how Marcellus Shale gas drilling has contaminated their drinking water and air, and harmed their quality of life.

News Release | Environment New York

Clean Cars Would Cut Oil Use, Save New Yorkers $14.8 Million on Thanksgiving Travel

As New Yorkers prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, a new Environment New York report finds that more fuel efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save New Yorkers roughly $14.8 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone.  The report was released just days after the Obama administration’s announcement of proposed new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks sold from 2017 through 2025. 

News Release | Environment New York

New Report: New York City and Long Island Rank in the Top Twenty Smoggiest Large Metropolitan Areas in the Country

Today Environment New York released a new report showing that both New York City and Long Island are among the top twenty smoggiest large metropolitan areas in the country.  Smog is a harmful air pollutant that leads to asthma attacks and exacerbates respiratory illnesses, especially among children and the elderly.

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