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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

Congress Hands Victory to Big Oil While Protecting Critical Environmental Programs and Promoting Renewables

Congressional leaders and the White House today agreed on a budget-busting omnibus spending bill that includes a major giveaway to big oil. Despite opposition from Environment America and many others in the conservation and public health communities, oil industry allies prevailed in their effort to lift the 40 year ban on oil exports which will inevitably lead to more drilling, more spilling and more global warming pollution.  The proposed omnibus spending bill (and parallel tax extenders package) adds $830 billion (over ten years) of tax breaks many of which are not payed for nor do they benefit the public good. 

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News Release | Environment New York

Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider

As Congressional leaders agreed on an omnibus budget deal without riders to block EPA’s landmark Clean Water Rule, Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York, issued the following statement.

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News Release | Environment America

Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider

Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider.  Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.   

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News Release | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

Report: Wind in NY Now Supplies Enough Energy for Over 360,000 Homes

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Report | Environment New York Research and Policy Center

Turning to the Wind

Wind power continues to grow as a source of clean energy across America. The United States generated 26 times more electricity from wind power in 2014 than it did in 2001.

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