Dear Friends,
Thanks to you, our recent alumni events have been great successes, and it's been wonderful to see you and be in touch. Thank you so much for your generous support along the way!
NYPIRG continues to drive public attention to the key issues of the day and have a real and positive impact on policy — from environmental protection, to consumer rights, to higher education affordability, to government accountability, and so much more.
Of course, for all of this, the support of our alumni and friends is crucial. Now more than ever, we need your assistance as we grow NYPIRG bigger and better. Please make your vital, tax-deductible contribution today to help us keep fighting and winning.
We'll keep you informed of upcoming events and opportunities to get involved, and I hope to see you soon. Thanks again!
Blair Horner
Executive Director
New York is overhauling campaign finance. But not the loophole that makes party fundraising stronger  (The Buffalo News, March 21, 2023)
NY hospital lobby effectively paid severance for Hochul campaign staffers with ‘housekeeping’ donation  (New York Post, March 21, 2023)
New York's budget negotiations and climate change  (WAMC, March 20, 2023)
Sunshine weak in Albany: As predicted, New York Legislature does nothing to advance open government  (Daily News, March 18, 2023)
Advocate calls on oil companies to pay for damage caused by climate change  (CBS 6 Albany, March 17, 2023)
Fight for government transparency more challenging than ever  (, March 16, 2023)
NYPIRG Applauds Sen. One-House Dealing w/ Climate; Urges Gov & Assy: Ensure NY 1st State to Make Polluters Pay  (readMedia, March 14, 2023)
Gatekeepers control access to public’s right to know  (The Daily Gazette, March 14, 2023)
Darkness plagues Albany during "Sunshine Week"  (WAMC, March 14, 2023)
Fight for government transparency is tougher than ever  (The Daily Gazette, March 11, 2023)
Bottle bill needs to be revamped  (The Daily Freeman, March 10, 2023)
NY should raise deposit on beverage containers to increase recycling, reduce trash   (, March 9, 2023)
New York students rally for public higher ed investments  (WAMC, March 9, 2023)
Brooklyn BP and Building Owners Urge Mayor Adams to Implement Climate Law  (BK Reader, March 8, 2023)
Hochul facing fight over cigarette tax hike, ban on flavored tobacco  (Newsday, March 7, 2023)
Doing the same thing and expecting a different result  (WAMC, March 6, 2023)
Advocates in NY see 'legacy' in public campaign financing program  (Spectrum News, March 6, 2023)
Bigger Better Bottle Bill must be implemented  (Albany Times-Union, March 6, 2023)
NY lawmakers balking at plan to boost small-dollar campaign donations. Supporters are pushing back.  (Gothamist, March 2, 2023)
Edificios de oficinas podrían eludir mejoras energéticas gracias a ‘vacío enorme’ en ley ambiental de Nueva York, advierten los ambientalistas  (City Limits, March 1, 2023)
News Archive
Faith Leaders, Environmentalists, Senators: New York Needs to Show The Nation How to Tackle Climate Catastrophe - Groups Urge Albany Lawmakers to Include Green Power, Big Oil Superfund in Final Budget
NYPIRG REACTS TO ONE-HOUSE BUDGET BILLS – This week, both houses released their "one house" budget bills. Now lawmakers' attention will turn to negotiating differences. Here are key policy areas where NYPIRG has advocated and for which the Governor, the Senate, and the Assembly have established budget positions.
Release: New York’s Tobacco Control Efforts are “Up In Smoke” Due to Shrinking State Support
Report: Up In Smoke: Billions from Tobacco Use, Pennies for New York’s Tobacco Control
REPORT: Rebuild by Design releases the report “Atlas of Disaster: New York State” that identifies the impacts of recent climate disasters across New York State at the county level, for the years 2011-2021.
Top Big Oil Corporations Announce Record $215 Billion 2022 Profits – New Yorkers Tell Albany Leaders: Make Climate Polluters Pay!
NYPIRG and New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness Release Policy Paper on Economic Benefits of Higher Education
NYPIRG Reacts to the Governor's 2023-2024 Executive Budget
Statewide Poll Finds New Yorkers Strongly Support “Bottle Bill” Program Expansion
150 Organizations Call on Governor to Include Modernized “Bottle Bill” in Budget
Advocates to Governor Hochul: Make "greedy" oil companies pay for climate damages! In Albany, standing in the shadow of a giant inflatable pig, a coalition of environmentalists called on the governor to make the world’s largest oil companies pay for the staggering infrastructure costs of dealing with climate change. The groups estimated that those costs could total $100 billion in New York over the next decade, with more expenses as the world’s climate worsens.
Ahead of the 2023 State of the State, more than 200 groups released a letter sent to Governor Hochul urging her to make big oil companies, not taxpayers, financially responsible for the growing climate damages facing the state.
Environmental & Climate Groups Urge Governor to Sign Right to Repair Bill
Senior, Consumer, Disability, And Civic Organizations Urge Governor Hochul to Approve the “Grieving Families Act” - Legislation Passed with Overwhelming Bipartisan Majorities, but has Not Yet Been Sent to the Governor
NYPIRG Statement on Climate Action Council’s Approval of Its Scoping Plan
NYPIRG Reacts to Independent Redistricting Commission Proposed Assembly Boundaries
Over 300 New York Environmental, Community Groups, Redemption Centers, Canners, and Faith Groups, Call on Governor Hochul to Modernize NY’s Bottle Bill with a “Bigger Better Bottle Bill”
NYPIRG Applauds Passage of Environmental Bond Act, Urges Gov and Lawmakers to Act on Additional Measures
126 Groups Urge Governor & CAC to Support All-Electric Buildings Start in 2024
UPCOMING EVENTS! Securing Our Future: Saving Social Security from the Chopping Block
Watchdogs Ask New Members of Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government to Reset Expectations about NYS Ethics Oversight
Groups’ Recommendations Would Improve Enforcement, Transparency, and Training
Reports & Features Archive