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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.

News Release | Environment New York

Solarcity and Hunt Country Vineyards Show that Protecting the Climate has Big Benefits for New York

New York — Curbing dangerous carbon pollution can reduce the risk of global warming and benefit local communities at the same time, according to a report released today by Environment New York Research & Policy Center. The group notes that New York stands to benefit even more if a current pollution reduction program is strengthened.

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News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

STATEMENT: Massachusetts calls for stronger regional pollution limits; New York stands to benefit and should join in

Officials in Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s administration announced their support today for strengthening the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a program that reduces global warming pollution from power plants in nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, including New York.  

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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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