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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward.

On July 29, President Obama announced the outline of new clean car standards covering cars and light trucks through 2025, which will amount to the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming. Nathan Willcox, our federal global warming program director, had the honor of thanking the president in person.

News Release | Environment New York

New York Takes Action to Reduce Climate-Altering Carbon Pollution

New York just announced improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a pioneering effort to clean up climate-altering carbon pollution from power plants. The changes to the program will reduce power plant pollution in the region by 15 percent within the decade.

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

RGGI: A Double Success

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a central strategy in the Northeastern states’ efforts to protect the region from global warming. The program, which took effect in 2009, has succeeded in cutting carbon dioxide emissions and demonstrating the effectiveness of cap-and-trade as a global warming solution while helping to sustain a growing regional economy.

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News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

New York's National Seashores, Monuments Underfunded, Under Threat

As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment New York Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing Fire Island National Seashore and other New York parks, monuments and historic sites as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Death by a Thousand Cuts

As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment New York Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing National Parks, Seashores and Monuments as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

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News Release | Environment New York

Massive Conservation Coalition Calls for Bold Action to Advance Offshore Wind Power

With critical federal tax incentives set to expire on December 31, Environment New York, the National Wildlife Federation, and over 230 other organizations and elected officials Wednesday to urge the Obama administration to take swift, bold action to facilitate the development of offshore wind power.

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