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New York Bans Fracking

On December 17, Gov. Cuomo announced he would ban fracking in the state of New York, citing both public health and environmental risks.“I cannot support high volume hydraulic fracturing in the great state of New York,” said Howard Zucker, the acting commissioner of health. Environment New York worked alongside many groups in the environmental community to protect New Yorkers, our air and and our water from this dangerous drilling. 

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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