News Release | Environment New York

New Report: Mercury Pollution in New York Harms Public Health

In 2009, power plants in New York emitted more than 700 pounds of mercury pollution, according to the new Environment New York report, "Dirty Energy’s Assault on our Health: Mercury."  New York is only one piece of the report’s picture, which shows that nationally power plants emitted more than 130,000 pounds of mercury pollution in 2009.  The report comes as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to propose a standard to limit mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants.

News Release | Environment New York

First Ever U.S. Solar Jobs Census Shows Growth in Solar Workforce

Environment New York today released a new report from the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization entitled, “National Solar Jobs Census 2010: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce.” The report found that New York has the 9th most solar related jobs in the country with an estimated 3,500 people employed by the solar industry.

News Release | Environment New York

Dept. of Interior Releases Tougher Drilling Regulations

Recently, Secretary of Interior Salazar and Assistant Secretary Hayes released new regulations designed to make offshore drilling safer in very specific ways and to focus management on improving its safety and environmental record.