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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/

NYPIRG Earth Day 50 Rally

Everyone to Mayor: We Need 40 Miles of Dedicated Bus Lanes Now  (Streetsblog, May 28, 2020)
Activists urge plastic ban to be upheld  (Hudson Valley 360, May 27, 2020)
Pandemic sparks boom in bottle redemption centers and beer sales  (Albany Times-Union, May 27, 2020)
Dominicanos USA inicia campana informacion elecciones 23 junio en NY  (El Jaya, May 25, 2020)
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul With A COVID-19 Update  (WAMC, May 22, 2020)
Will the U.S. Postal Service Survive the Trump Administration?  (WAMC, May 18, 2020)
The Legislature May Be Starting Up  (WAMC, May 11, 2020)
New Push to Let Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens Ride the Rails for Less  (The City, May 11, 2020)
Blair Horner discusses the New York State budget amid the Covid-19 crisis on The Capitol Connection  (WAMC, May 7, 2020)
Suffern Passes Resolution Opposing Danskammer Fracked Gas Plant   (Rockland County Times, May 7, 2020)
Commuter concerns from first overnight subway shutdown amid COVID-19  (Pix11, May 6, 2020)
It Looks Like Big Cuts To The State Budget, But Who Should Pay?  (WAMC, May 4, 2020)
Face Masks and Crowd Control: The Race to Make Your Subway Ride Safer  (The New York Times, May 3, 2020)
NY lawmakers pitch coronavirus bills, hold hearings during stalled legislative sessions  (New York Daily News, May 3, 2020)
Right-to-repair law will promote sustainability  (Albany Times-Union, May 2, 2020)
NYPIRG official denounces Danskammer project  (Mid Hudson News, April 30, 2020)
Transit Watchdogs: Raiding MTA Taxes Will Threaten A Federal Bailout  (Streetsblog, April 30, 2020)
Earth Week 2020  (WAMC, April 30, 2020)
Want a chauffeur? Join the de Blasio administration  (City and State, April 30, 2020)
SUNY students covering more college costs, receiving less aid: report  (Poughkeepsie Journal, April 26, 2020)
News Archive
NYPIRG Joins Over 50 Organizations in Calling for New York to Reclaim the Stock Transfer Tax
Rock the Absentee: Vote by mail for Primary Election Day 6/23
NYPIRG Applauds New York's Decision to Reject the Williams Pipeline
NYPIRG Statement on NY Attorney General's Lawsuit on the EPA Dirty Water Rule
NYPIRG Urges Governor Cuomo and Lawmakers to Return to Session and Act on Key Issues
More Than 70 Organizations Call for Moratorium on Water Shutoffs
NYPIRG Statement on State Environmental Budget
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?
Reports & Features Archive