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.

News Release | Environment New York

NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATORS APPLAUDED FOR CALLING ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO PRIORITIZE ACTION ON GLOBAL WARMING

Today, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) delivered to President Obama a letter signed by 302 state legislators from 40 states, including 10 New York legislators, urging him to prioritize tackling global warming in his second term. The move was applauded by Environment New York and other environmental advocates across the country.

News Release | Environment New York

Broad support for Gov. Cuomo's commitment to cut global warming pollution

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State Address yesterday calling for strengthening the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Northeast region's cap on power plan pollution and a stronger commitment to the state's solar programs.

News Release | Environment New York

As Promised Land opens, group warns of dirty drilling damage to health and the environment

As the new Matt Damon movie, Promised Land, opened in theaters last week, Environment America sounded the alarm about the very real damage fracking is doing in communities across the country.

News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

New Soot Rules Will Save Lives

Today the Obama administration strengthened air quality standards for particulate matter or “soot” pollution.  Soot pollution is the deadliest of the common air pollutants, causing thousands of premature deaths every year across the country through a variety of cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses.

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