Policy Center

The Philosophy of our Work

Environmental Advocates of New York's mission is to protect our air, land, water. and wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers. Based in Albany, we monitor state government, evaluate proposed laws, and champion policies and practices that will ensure the responsible stewardship of our environment. We work to support and strengthen the efforts of New York's environmental community to make our state a national leader. We have now entered a new era defined by sophisticated and well financed opposition to environmental protection, sometimes embracing "green" rhetoric. In the face of these pressures, New York is in peril of losing important, hard-won gains. This is a critical time to reinvigorate the state's heritage of environmental leadership.

Press Releases

Our Reports

Our Team

Environmental Advocates is a respected source of information for the public and media. Read our press releases and statements to learn about our work on some of the most pressing environmental issues facing New York.


We are always hard at work researching and analyzing issues as diverse as fracking, toxic chemicals, and how the state invests in environmental issues. Access our reports online.


We have a great staff of smart, dedicated and engaged professionals who are ready to help. Meet our policy team!