Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:40pm.
The State Budget is the single greatest responsibility that the Governor and state lawmakers have, as their negotiations set forth New York’s priorities and values for at least the next 12 months. This year’s budget came at a unique time as President Trump began the widespread dismantling of many of the health and environmental protections New Yorkers depend on, including attacks on air and water quality. Proposed federal budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could further endanger New Yorkers, as fewer resources means fewer environmental “cops on the beat”. This is a problem we already have here in New York due to years of flat budgets proposed by the Governor which have reduced the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) ability to carry out its growing responsibilities.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/28/2016 - 3:34pm.
The groundbreaking environmental, labor, religious, and community advocacy coalition we have helped to build, NYRenews, has been holding a series of events statewide urging Governor Cuomo to #TakeTrumpOn when it comes to climate change.
We all contribute to climate change in direct and indirect ways. Directly, we purchase gasoline for our cars that is burned, which releases carbon into the atmosphere. Indirectly, we make incidental purchases each day that harm the environment without much thought.
A great way for the host state to take the next step in demonstrating the power of leadership is for Governor Cuomo and legislators to establish a forward-looking electric vehicle incentive program that will set New York on the path to becoming a true climate leader.
Submitted by Max Oppen on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 2:08pm.
Climate change spares no one. While global climate change can seem remote or feel overwhelming for many, the truth is that it is already impacting New Yorkers, like those who participate in winter sports and those that make money in this industry.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 2:54pm.
You’ll recall that in June, the House of Representatives voted on H.R.2042 to stall the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which places a long overdue cap on carbon dioxide emissions from dirty power plants. New York already has these caps in place thanks to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), so the Clean Power Plan applies to all those states without standards that are fouling our air and making New Yorkers sick.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/08/2015 - 4:48pm.
Fracking waste is in the news as it has come to light that many fruit and vegetable crops consumed by Americans may have been irrigated with fracking wastewater – possibly even “organic” crops – as California wrestles with drought.