Inside the Sausage Maker II: Final 2017 Budget

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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.
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Watchdog Report: #TakeTrumpOn

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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.
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5 Foods to Eat & 5 to Avoid that Help the Planet

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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.
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Climate Action Needs Clean Cars

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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.
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Climate Change Puts NY Jobs and Livelihoods at Risk

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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.

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He Flip Flopped: Watchdog Report

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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.
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