Bus lanes and busways speed up commute times, are critical transit improvements for communities underserved by the subway system, and can be installed quickly and affordably compared to subway expansions. They must be installed during warm weather months, so the season is upon us.
As the event unfolded, large paper renderings of 21st Street in Astoria, Queens and Fordham Road and Gun Hill Road in the Bronx were rolled out and painted red to re-envision the streets with bus lanes and busways rather than congested with passenger cars. The painters were also joined by City Councilmember Gale Brewer and City Councilmember Sandy Nurse.
We are facing an existential threat posed by a rapidly heating planet. The climate changes resulting from the burning of fossil fuels could cost New Yorkers tens of billions of dollars in damages caused by more powerful storms, more intense and frequent heat waves, and an increase in pollution.
For decades, the fossil fuel industry championed climate change denial and opposed regulations to curtail global warming. It is now time for them to pay for the damage that they knowingly caused!
NYPIRG joined a news conference in support of the state's Climate Change Superfund Act, which would assess fees on the fossil fuel extractors and oil refiners that caused climate change based on their companies’ individual percentage share of total carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.
NYPIRG was joined by other advocates and elected officials for a recycling birthday party in support of Assemblymember Steve Englebright and Senator Rachel May’s “Bigger Better Bottle Bill" (A.10184/S.9164), which was introduced 40 years after passage of the first Bottle Bill. The event celebrated the success of the landmark recycling law, and emphasized the need to modernize the law for 40 more years of success.
Climate activists from all across New York State poured into the capital to tell our governor and Legislature that New York State must be a national and global leader in the fight to combat the devastating effects of climate change.
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The nation has begun an unprecedented vaccination campaign to protect
Americans from COVID-19. The Biden Administration has promised to vaccinate
100 million Americans in its first 100 days in office. As with any other
important health issue, it is important to get the facts from scientific
resources. NYPIRG has partnered with “Let’s Get Immunized New York” to educate the state on this important issue.
If you want to know about the state’s COVID vaccination program, you can
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If you want to find a vaccination location, you can access that information here.
If you want background information on vaccines generally, you can get it
here. And in Spanish
Of course, there are other important sources of information, but what is
most important is that we all act. It is only through sustained civic
action that this pandemic can be stopped. We must all do our part. Thank
you and please be safe.