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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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New Report: Solar Capacity in New York Grew 30% in 2013

New York's progress on solar has helped fuel a tripling of solar energy nationwide between 2011 and 2013. In 2013, solar capacity in New York grew from 175 MW to 250 MW. 

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Lighting the Way

New York's progress on solar has helped fuel a tripling of solar energy nationwide between 2011 and 2013. In 2013, solar capacity in New York grew from 175 MW to 250 MW. 

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Editorial: The EPA must close loopholes in the Clean Water Act to protect NY waterways

Heather Leibowitz, director of Environment New York, had an editorial published on the need to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act and protect our waterways.

"New York's small business owners, fishermen, farmers, scientists, local elected officials and families are counting on the EPA to move forward and close the loopholes in the Clean Water Act now," she writes.

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Editorial: It's now up to our leaders to act on carbon pollution

Heather Leibowitz had an editorial published in Newsday on the critical need for New York's leaders to support the EPA's rule to limit carbon pollution.

"The EPA's action to limit carbon could be a big launchpad for an even bigger effort to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming. Now it's up to our leaders, including New York's Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, to make our actions as bold as possible. The rhino is charging. It is time to act."

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More than 5.3 million pounds of toxic chemicals dumped in NY waterways

Environment New York Director quoted and pictured releasing Environment New York Research & Policy Center's Report, "Wasting our Waterways" on June 19 at the Riverfront Corning Preserve in Albany N.Y. The report documents pollution in the Hudson River. Read the story here.

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