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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment New York

Draft House Tax Bill would Doom America to a Dirty Energy Future

Today the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee released a draft tax bill that slashes incentives for clean energy sources such as wind and solar and electric vehicles, while maintaining most of the permanent oil incentives and extending nuclear tax breaks.  Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York, issued the following statement in response:

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News Release | Environment America

Senate budget sells out our environment, health, and the treasured arctic national wildlife refuge

The Senate just passed their budget resolution for 2018. In response, Jennie Olson at Environment America, issued the following statement: “The Senate budget makes drastic cuts to some of our most vital programs that protect our air, water, and families’ health. In addition, the Senate budget attempts to sell out our public lands to polluters by including instructions to the Senate Natural Resources Committee that would ultimately allow drilling in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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News Release | Environment New York

As Americans Celebrate 5 Years of Cleaner Cars, Trump Administration and Congress Attacks Program 

Happy 5th birthday, Clean Car Standards! People across the United States are celebrating less air pollution and more oil staying in the ground as the Clean Car Standards turn 5 years old this week. These standards aren’t just good for the environment, they’re good for the economy as well: Americans have saved nearly $50 billion at the pump since automakers, federal and state governments and other stakeholders agreed upon the rules on October 15, 2012.

“It’s not every five-year-old who can cut pollution and save oil! These Clean Car Standards are working, across the country we have already seen consumer savings at the pump all while reducing dangerous emissions,” said Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York. 

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News Release | Environment New York

Trump administration announces repeal of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Today, the Trump administration announced that it plans to repeal the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, our best climate program to limit carbon pollution from dirty power plants. Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York, released the following statement in response: 

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Putting the pedal to the metal for the climate

In 1908, Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Suddenly, affordable, mass-produced, internal combustion engine cars were within the financial reach of Americans.

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