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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.

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In Step on Climate | Lindsey Mendelson

Two years ago this very day, the United States reached an historic international agreement in Paris committing to address the global threat of climate change with nearly 200 hundred nations. In 2015, the United States was one of the biggest players in the room. Fast-forward to today, and the picture looks quite different. We are the odd one out — the only nation on the planet now stepping away from this critical global action.

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News Release | Environment New York

NY CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION STANDS UP FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR FAMILIES’ HEALTH ON A MAJORITY OF VOTES

Today, Environment New York released its federal scorecard evaluating how the New York congressional delegation has voted when it comes to supporting clean air, clean water and other environmental protections. Absences count against a member's score. Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York, released the following statement:

“The country is terribly polarized these days on all sorts of issues, including the need to protect our environment. It shouldn't be this way and it didn't used to be. Unfortunately, the New York delegation is no exception. 

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News Release | Environment New York

President Trump Eliminates Protections for Treasured Public Lands

New York, NY – President Donald Trump announced today that he is drastically cutting Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Not only is this decision environmentally irresponsible, it defies public opinion. Ninety-eight percent of the record-breaking 2.8 million public comments to the U.S. Interior Department asked the federal government to maintain or expand protections for these and the 25 other national monuments still under review by the Trump administration.

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

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News Release | Environment New York

Senate Tax Bill Is a Bonanza for Big Oil and a Disaster for the Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Today, the U.S. Senate is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintains billion in tax breaks for Big Oil while stifling the growing solar energy sector. Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York, issued the following statement in response:  

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News Release | Environment New York

Bee-Thankful this Thanksgiving

We don’t see many bees flying around New York at the end of November, but we do see the fruits of their labor. Pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, green beans and more of the foods that make Thanksgiving dinner so special are possible through the work of bees. But bees are at risk. So this holiday season, chefs, restaurant owners and environmental advocates are speaking out to protect bees and help stop them from dying off at alarming rates.

“We’re thankful for bees this Thanksgiving,” said Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York. “Without bees, Thanksgiving dinners around the country would look and taste different. No bees means having to do without many of our favorite holiday foods.”

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