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As your watchdog in New York, NYPIRG works to strengthen democracy, fight for the rights of consumers and voters, and protect the environment and public health.

 

We extend our best wishes for everyone's health and safety during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. During this time, NYPIRG remains committed to our mission of advocating for policies that combat the global threat posed by a rapidly warming planet, protecting drinking water supplies and the environment, advancing plans to protect the public’s health and strengthen health care systems, educate consumers, and bolster democratic institutions in New York. Our physical offices are closed at this time, but our staff are working remotely and are available by phone or email. For general inquiries, please call 212-349-6460 or email nypirg@nypirg.org. Please also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on our work.
For additional information on the virus and what the experts are recommending, please see:
  1. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
  2. NYS Department of Health, https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/
Environmentalists urge water funding increases  (Albany Times-Union, March 27, 2020)
Reform groups: A functioning, transparent govt is crucial now more than ever  (The Legislative Gazette, March 26, 2020)
Can State Government Work From Home During COVID-19 Outbreak?  (Spectrum News, March 24, 2020)
The State Legislature in a State of Emergency  (Gotham Gazette, March 24, 2020)
Blair Horner of NYPIRG Discusses the State Budget  (The Sanctuary for Independent Media, March 22, 2020)
MTA in Free Fall: Low Ridership Numbers Could Mean Massive Debt, Cuts  (Streetsblog, March 18, 2020)
Watchdog groups, Republican lawmakers make plea for a transparent and policy-free budget this year  (The Legislative Gazette, March 18, 2020)
Watchdog Groups: Pass a Bare-Bones Budget  (Spectrum News, March 17, 2020)
M.T.A., Citing Huge Drop in Riders, Seeks $4 Billion Virus Bailout  (The New York Times, March 17, 2020)
The NYC Subways New Tap-to-Pay System has a Hidden Cost - Rider Data  (The Verge, March 16, 2020)
Health Crisis Offers Opportunities For Powerful Interests  (WAMC, March 16, 2020)
It's your duty to fill out the Census, New York  (Daily News, March 12, 2020)
Advocates come together for Citywide Day-Of-Action For Subway Accessibility  (Bronx News 12, March 11, 2020)
The Census Count Begins  (WAMC, March 9, 2020)
Stavisky Addresses Students At NYPIRG's Higher Ed Lobby Day  (Queens Gazette, March 5, 2020)
Trump vows to continue fight against New York's rejection of new pipelines  (Times-Herald Record, March 5, 2020)
New York's "Green New Deal" Begins  (WAMC, March 2, 2020)
New York is banning plastic bags - but will the rest of the US follow suit before it's too late?  (Independent, March 1, 2020)
Lobbyists made $113M in 2019 wooing NYC City Hall, Council, report says  (New York Post, March 1, 2020)
Plastic bag ban is law Sunday  (Rome Sentinel, February 29, 2020)
News Archive
Letter: Good Government Groups Call for Postponement of April Primary
NYPIRG Urges Governor Cuomo and Lawmakers to Invest in Higher Education, Releases Policy Paper
Reformers Urge Government to Adopt New Measures to Do The People's Business
Local Elected Officials Call for Increased Water Funding
Policy Paper - Higher Education and Its Eroding Affordability Over the Decade
NYPIRG and Other Organizations Call for Water Infrastructure Funding
Organizations Urge Polluters to Pay for Bond Act
Letter to Climate Action Council Calling for Climate Report Card
Civic Organizations Unveil New Website in Push to Get Albany to Support New, Independent Ethics Watchdog
Release: NYPIRG, along with legislators and consumer, public health and environmental organizations call for protections against antibiotic-resistant "Superbugs"
NYPIRG and other organizations release letter calling for plastic bag regulations to follow the intent of the law
Release: Report Shows What New Yorkers Are Trying to Fix, Underscores Need for "Right to Repair"
Report: What Are New Yorkers Fixing?
Report: NYPIRG releases review of federal data on the quality of medical care at New York State hospitals
News Release: NYPIRG releases review of federal data on the quality of medical care at New York State hospitals
Letter Calling for New Construction to be Electric
NYPIRG Statement on Announcement From Governor Cuomo to Release Proposal to Ban Polystyrene
40 Groups Urge NJ/NY Port Authority to Ditch Single Use Water Bottles
NYPIRG Releases 34th Annual Trouble in Toyland report
NYPIRG Releases Report on Visitor Policies at 40 Hospitals Across NYS
Reports & Features Archive