Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Carbon-Cutting Success Stories

Increasingly, leaders in the United States and around the world are taking action to protect our climate from global warming. With 2016 likely to be the hottest year in human history, the need for further action is only growing more apparent, and more urgent.

Fortunately, leading states continue to prove that curbing dangerous carbon pollution can reduce the risk of global warming and benefit local communities at the same time. The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states have dramatically reduced dangerous power plant pollution, using tools including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a policy that limits pollution over time and makes polluters pay for the privilege of using the sky for waste disposal. Much of the revenue is then invested in clean energy programs, which have boosted the regional economy by nearly $3 billion.

News Release | Environment New York

Scott Pruitt won’t protect New York’s air, water or families

New York, NY – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is slated to vote on President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment New York’s Director, Heather Leibowitz, issued the following statement in response:

We are asking for big change

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

Global warming is taking its toll on people and the environment around the world. Here in the U.S., we see more extreme weather like heat waves, droughts, floods, and bad air days because of global warming. We know that to avoid catastrophe and meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement, the US will need to cut overall global warming pollution by more than 80 percent by mid-century.

Great Barrier Reef scientist: “And then we wept.”

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

Professor Hughes recalls his reaction to finding that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral is bleached: “And then we wept.”

This Earth Day, climate action takes a big step forward!

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

April 22 is a big day for climate action! This Earth Day marks the historical event when more than 150 countries will come together to sign the first-ever legally binding global climate deal -- The Paris Climate Agreement.

News Release | Environment America

Northeast & Mid-Atlantic states can lead the nation to a clean energy future

WILMINGTON, DEL. – On Tuesday, stakeholders from nine northeastern states will gather for the first time after the Paris Climate Agreement to discuss potential improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first multi-state program to limit global warming pollution from power plants.

Paris Climate Talks: The Who, What, Where, and Why.

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

On November 30th, leaders from around the world will sit down and make an international agreement on how each country will work together to cut global warming pollution.