News Release | Environment New York

With Gov. Cuomo poised to open the state to gas drilling, Environment New York Distributes Film of Pennsylvania Victims

As New York moves closer to allowing dangerous deep well gas drilling, Environment New York released a new video showing the potential looming impacts. The video highlights Pennsylvanians explaining how Marcellus Shale gas drilling has contaminated their drinking water and air, and harmed their quality of life.

News Release | Environment New York

New Report: New York City and Long Island Rank in the Top Twenty Smoggiest Large Metropolitan Areas in the Country

Today Environment New York released a new report showing that both New York City and Long Island are among the top twenty smoggiest large metropolitan areas in the country.  Smog is a harmful air pollutant that leads to asthma attacks and exacerbates respiratory illnesses, especially among children and the elderly.

News Release | Environment New York

President Obama Moves New York Further Away from Oil with New Truck Efficiency Standards

Recently, President Obama finalized pollution standards for heavy-duty vehicles, including buses and work trucks, for the years 2014 through 2018—the first-ever global warming pollution standards for trucks.

News Release | Environment New York

Obama administration takes historic step to get America off oil

President Obama announced the outline of proposed clean car standards that by 2030 will cut annual gasoline use nationally by as much as 23 billion gallons, reduce annual emissions of global warming pollution by as much as 280 million metric tons, and save Americans over $80 billion at the gas pump annually.

News Release | Environment New York

U.S. House Committee Passes “Cooperating with Polluters Act”

Recently, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011 (H.R. 2018), a bill that would reverse decades of progress in protections ensured by the Clean Water Act. Fortunately, New York Representatives Jerrold Nadler and Timothy Bishop voted against this dirty water bill. H.R. 2018 is an attack on two key components of the Clean Water Act: enforcement of water quality standards and protection of aquatic resources from discharges of dredged and fill material.

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