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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.”

News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Enter our Halloween 'Frackenstein' costume contest!

With Halloween just around the corner, we here at Environment New York were wondering what Governor Cuomo is planning to wear this year. Will he go to Halloween parties dressed as 'Frackenstein' to get a treat from the gas companies? Or will he choose something more responsible, like dressing up as Captain Planet to defend our air and water?

News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

The Costs of Fracking: Environment New York Report Documents the Dollars Drained by Dirty Drilling

Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over the gas drilling practice known as fracking, Environment New York Research & Policy Center today released a report documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling.  As documented in The Costs of Fracking, fracking creates millions of dollars of healthcare costs from air pollution, loss of property value near drilling sites, ruined roads and infrastructure, and contaminated property.  These costs are foisted upon local tax payers, property owners and municipalities.

News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

A Turning Point for New York's Offshore Wind Energy

New York State can create jobs while powering our homes and businesses with local, clean energy, but only if Governor Cuomo takes the right steps now, according to a new report released today by national and state business, environment, and energy groups. The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy: Time for Action to Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution, Protect Wildlife & Secure America’s Energy Future details the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind energy, potential obstacles to progress, and a prosperous path forward.

News Release | Environment New York

Obama Admin. Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards

Today the Obama administration finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in New York and nationwide. The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025, and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025. A recent joint analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Union of Concerned Scientists projects that by 2030 in New York alone, the standards will cut carbon pollution from vehicles by more than 12 million metric tons—the equivalent of the annual pollution of 1.8 million of today’s vehicles—and save more than one billion gallons of fuel annually.

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