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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. 

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Study finds Kodak number one for releasing most toxic chemicals in New York waterways

Heather Leibowitz, director of Environment New York, was quoted in the Minority Reporter responding to a June report from Environment New York Research & Policy Center. The report found that Eastman Kodak Co. was the top discharging facility into New York waterways in 2012. Read the story here.

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Note to bees: Do not stop and smell the roses

Heather Leibowitz, director of Environment NY, says home gardeners are buying plants, completely unaware that they're laced with poisons. Read the full Marketplace.org story here.

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State Actions Needed To Seize The Golden Opportunity Of Atlantic Offshore Wind Power

Over 1.5 million acres off the Atlantic coast which have been reviewed by the federal government – enough to power over five million homes – are ready for offshore wind development according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. Catching the Wind: State Actions Needed to Seize the Golden Opportunity of Atlantic Offshore Wind Power contains a new analysis showing how strong, consistent winds offshore can provide power to New York right when we need it most - bringing down energy costs and cutting pollution. 

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Report | Environment New York, National Wildlife Federation, and more

Catching the Wind

Over 1.5 million acres off the Atlantic coast which have been reviewed by the federal government – enough to power over five million homes – are ready for offshore wind development.  Responsibly developed offshore wind power offers a golden opportunity to meet our coastal energy needs with a clean, local resource that will spur investments in local economies –– creating unparalleled job growth and avoiding the need to export hard-earned energy dollars outside the region.

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News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy

New Report: Electric Cars Are Putting the Brakes on Pollution

More than 220,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America’s roads today, delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment New York Research and Policy Center. In just the last two years, annual sales of electric vehicles have increased by 500 percent.

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