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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

Watchdog groups look to strip Cuomo of emergency coronavirus powers  (New York Post, July 3, 2020)
Watchdog groups want to rein in emergency powers given to Cuomo for coronavirus: report  (1010 WINS, July 3, 2020)
Reformer groups call for end to Cuomo's executive power  (Albany Times-Union, July 3, 2020)
Blair Horner discusses the primary election and NY State politics on The Capitol Connection  (WAMC, July 2, 2020)
New York City Is Getting 20 Miles Of Bus Lanes & Car-Free Busways  (Clean Technica, July 2, 2020)
Subway and Bus $65M 'Fair Fares' Reduction Deals Latest Blow to Transit System  (The City, July 1, 2020)
New York Holds A Primary In A Pandemic  (WAMC, 6/29,2020)
'At the edge of an abyss': Transit advocates plead with Schumer to get MTA financial aid  (Bronx Times, June 30, 2020)
The Budget Pain: Mayor's Fair Fares Cut Falls Heavily on Lower-Income Transit Riders  (Streetsblog, June 30, 2020)
Transit advocates plead with Schumer to get MTA financial aid  (Qns.com, June 29, 2020)
'At the edge of an abyss': Transit advocates plead with Schumer to get MTA financial aid  (AM New York, June 28, 2020)
Will New York Launch a Public Bank?  (City Limits, June 25, 2020)
The Other Existential Crisis Keeps Getting Worse  (WAMC, June 22, 2020)
New York Votes Amid Pandemic Challenge  (Spectrum News, June 22, 2020)
Hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for its pollution  (Albany Times-Union, June 14, 2020)
Repeal is done, but access to police records will take longer  (Newsday, June 13, 2020)
Pols Ramp Up Demand for De Blasio to Help Long-Suffering Bus Riders  (Streetsblog, June 11, 2020)
City expanding bus priorities in Queens  (Queens Chronicle, June 11, 2020)
In-person ballots for school district budget and board of elections voting due  (ABC News 10, June 9, 2020)
Can The "Street" Change America?  (WAMC, June 8, 2020)
News Archive
Reform Groups Have Urged The Governor And The Legislative Leaders To Curtail Governor's Emergency Powers And Reconvene The Session To Do The People's Work
Group statement on NY Legislature increasing police transparency by repealing Civil Rights Law 50-a
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
Reports & Features Archive