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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

Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environment

Today, the House of Representatives is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintain billions in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers.

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News Release | Environment America

Trump administration announces steps to replace EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Today, the Trump administration took its first step toward rolling back the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by announcing a move to replace this critical program that cuts power plant pollution. Environment America released the following statement in response:

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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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