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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

Report | Environment New York

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News Release | Environment New York

New York Announces Establishment of Clean Energy Standard

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of New York’s Clean Energy Standard. The Clean Energy Standard will require 50 percent of New York's electricity to come from renewable energy sources like wind and solar by 2030.

Heather Leibowitz, the Director of Environment New York, issued the following statement:

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News Release | Environment New York

Groups Respond to LIPA’s Postponement of Offshore Wind Vote

After the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) delayed a vote on what would be the second and largest offshore wind farm in the U.S., Environment New York joined the Sierra Club and over 30 other organizations in a letter sent to Governor Cuomo expressing their disappointment in the delay and urging New York officials to reschedule the vote. 

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Report | Environment New York

Groups Respond to LIPA’s Postponement of Offshore Wind Vote

Dear Governor Cuomo:

The undersigned local, state and national organizations representing hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers write to express our deep concern and disappointment that the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Board of Trustees postponed the vote scheduled for July 20, 2016, which was expected to advance New York’s first offshore wind farm over 30 miles from the East End of Long Island.

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News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

New York among nation’s solar leaders

New York, NY – New York has more solar panels than most major American cities, ranking 8th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed in a new report. The Big Apple’s place, highest among Northeastern cities, was owed primarily to the statewide NY-SUN Initiative, advocates said today.

“Thanks to its forward-thinking programs and leaders like Governor Andrew Cuomo,” said Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York, “our report shows that New York really shines when it comes to solar power.”

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