News Release | Environment New York

Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand Urge Pres. Obama to Cut Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand sent a letter to President Obama today, describing the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused in New York, to urge him to set limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Scientists have warned that global warming is helping to intensify extreme weather events, and power plants are the largest source of the carbon pollution that’s fueling global warming. The letter, which was also signed by senators from Connecticut and New Jersey, was loudly applauded by Environment New York and others.

News Release | Environment New York

Assembly Acts To Protect Health, Stop Fracking

Under the leadership of Speaker Sheldon Silver and Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Robert Sweeney, the New York State Assembly passed legislation to extend a two-year moratorium on the dirty drilling practice known as 'fracking'.

News Release | Environment New York

25,000 anti-fracking postcards delivered to Gov. Cuomo

As the deadline approaches for the Cuomo Administration to approve its proposed fracking regulations or allow them to expire, Environment New York delivered postcards from more than 25,000 New Yorkers urging the Governor to ban the dirty drilling practice. These postcards join a rapidly expanding chorus of opposition to fracking, including more than 200,000 public comments on the state's draft regulations and recent polling which shows opposition to gas drilling in upstate New York.

News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

President Obama Outlines Plan to Tackle Global Warming with Clean Energy

Tonight, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address.

News Release | Environment New York

New York Plans Deeper Cuts in Power Plant Pollution

Power plant pollution in the Northeast would decline by more than 20 percent in the next decade under a plan announced today by New York and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

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