News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

Campaign launched to educate New York residents about 100 percent renewable energy

Environment New York Research & Policy Center is deploying dozens of door-knockers this summer in a major effort to educate New Yorkers about the prospects for shifting to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Part of a national campaign to reach more than 1.5 million Americans, outreach staff from our office in New York City will distribute literature to more than 120,000 New Yorkers, reinforcing that America can, and must, transition from dirty fuels to clean sources such as wind and solar. 

News Release | Environment New York

EPA Can’t Protect Our Families and Environment Without Full Funding

Today EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on the Trump Administration’s proposed 2018 EPA budget, which slashes funding for the agency by 31%. Environment America urges Administrator Pruitt and the Appropriations Subcommittee to consider the devastating effects these cuts would have on our health and environment and calls on the subcommittee to reject this devastating budget and instead to fully fund EPA.

Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York, issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment New York

Environment New York and Environment America Launch Multi-Million Dollar Outreach Effort to Defend our Environment Environment New York

Today, Environment New York and Environment America announced a $7.5 million public education campaign to convince a majority of U.S. senators to stand up for a cleaner, healthier future, and oppose a return to a dirtier, more dangerous past. 

News Release | Environment New York

New Climate and Community Protection Act Out!

Today, the Climate and Community Protection Act of 2017 (A8270) has officially been introduced in the Assembly. The bill makes our state climate pollution reduction and clean energy commitments legally binding across all sectors including energy, buildings, and transportation, setting a path to 100% clean renewable energy by 2050.

Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York, issued the following statement:

News Release | Environment New York

President Trump has got it exactly backwards

“President Trump has got it exactly backwards: there’s no sound economy in our future without a healthy planet.  If national leadership chooses to ignore that reality, then governors and mayors must step in to fill the leadership void to show the world that Americans will do our part to address the climate crisis.”

-- Heather Leibowitz, Environment New York

News Release | Environment New York

Senate votes to keep limits on dangerous methane pollution

Today, 51 senators voted against an attempt to reverse an Obama-era regulation that tightens limits on methane emissions from oil and gas development on public lands. Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York, said the following:

News Release | Environment New York

New York City’s health at risk with 168 dirty air days in 2015

Air pollution remains a major threat to our health, according to a new report from Environment New York Research & Policy Center, Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air? In 2015, people here in New York City experienced 168 unhealthy air pollution days, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts. “Even one day with unhealthy air is too many,” said Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York. “Burning dirty fuels like coal, oil and gas threatens our health. It’s time to shift to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.”

News Release | Environment New York

First 100 days of Trump administration is disaster for our environment and New York's families’ health

In his first 100 days, President Trump has taken dozens of actions that threaten clean air, clean water, and treasured places.

“There is no question, President Trump is a disaster for our environment and public health. His actions will make our air and water dirtier, as well as ensure we experience the worst effects of climate change even more swiftly. The bottom-line is these rollbacks put the health of New York families at risk,” said Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York.

News Release | Environment New York

Environment New York supports cleaner cars

 “America should be putting cars that burn too much gasoline in the rear-view mirror. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration’s order today is a green light to keep making cars that dirty our air, endanger our health and threaten our children's future.”  Heather Leibowitz, Director, Environment New York

News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

Report: Colleges and Universities Can Lead America’s Shift to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

America’s colleges and universities are positioned to lead the transition to 100 percent renewable energy, according to a report released today by Environment New York Research & Policy Center. The report stresses that a complete shift to clean, renewable energy is the best way for colleges and universities to achieve their carbon reduction goals and highlights schools across the country that are taking measures to make the transition to renewable energy.

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