Help Fight Climate Change
Call the Governor & tell him to deny fossil fuel infrastructure expansion! 1-518-474-8390Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time. The last five years have been the hottest in recorded history, and a warming planet has dire consequences. Climate change causes extreme weather — bringing more intense and frequent heat waves, severe droughts, heavier rainfall, dangerous flooding, and outbreaks of deadly disease. Burning fossil fuels is a leading contributor to climate change, and the oil and gas industry has known this for decades. Yet, instead of alerting the world to these dangers and curbing fossil fuel extraction, they used hot-wired lobbyists and campaign contributions to bamboozle the public and undermine action. Experts have said that the best way to curb global warming is to leave fossil fuels in the ground. In 2014, New York banned hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas; a courageous decision to combat climate change. That decision should have been a turning point in the fight against global warming. The state could have begun to make rapid transitions and investments into energy efficiency and renewable energy. However, New York has allowed new fossil fuel projects including: oil and gas pipelines, storage facilities, gas compressor stations, and gas-electric conversion plants.
New York cannot break its addiction to fossil fuels and move to a renewable future by permitting new infrastructure that will lock us into decades of fossil fuel use. TAKE ACTION TODAY! Call Governor Cuomo today to urge him to use the State’s powers to deny permits, Water Quality Certifications, or other regulatory approvals for transmission pipelines, power generating plants, compressor stations, and fossil fuel infrastructure projects that are environmental hazards and would perpetuate New York’s dependence on burning natural gas, coal, and oil for energy generation. Tell the Governor: No more fossil fuel infrastructure!
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With climate deniers firmly in control of national policies, it will be up to the states to hold corporate polluters accountable. The Office of the New York State Attorney General is currently leading an investigation into whether the oil industry misled investors, regulators and the public about climate change and thwarted efforts that would curb emissions of greenhouse gases. Oil and Gas corporations must tell the public and their shareholders the truth about their role in accelerating the pace of climate change. The Office of the New York State Attorney General is one of the last checks on the immense power of the Oil and Gas industry. This is a David vs. Goliath issue, and it will shape the planet for years and decades to come. Join us in urging the Attorney General to pursue the investigation to the fullest extent of the law.
Big Oil and Gas corporations...CONCEALED the truth about the catastrophic consequences of fossil fuel use on the climate. MISLED the public, investors, and regulators. ATTACKED real science and those who spoke against them. CORRUPTED the democratic process to prevent climate action.
YOU can hold them accountable!
Please check out Mr. Bevis Longstreth’s views on the Attorney General’s investigation: In Praise of the Martin Act and the Attorney General’s Use of It to Investigate Exxon’s “Tobacco Strategy.” Mr. Longstreth is a former Commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under President Ronald Reagan.
New Bill Places Requirements on Making of Single-Use Plastic Containers (Spectrum News, October 16, 2019)
Something In The Water (WAMC, September 30, 2019)
State Energy Policies Debated (The Press-Republican, September 30, 2019)
Pipeline bans blamed for surge in gas tankers (Oneonta Daily Star, September 28, 2019)
Environmentalists want lower levels for PFOA and other drinking water contaminants (WXXI, September 27, 2019)
Environmentalists Seek Lower Levels For PFAS Chemicals (WAMC, September 27, 2019)
Are Drinking Water Standards Going Far Enough? (Spectrum News, September 23, 2019)
New Paltz High School Walks Out for Climate Change (The Other Hudson Valley, September 21, 2019)
Climate rally held in New Paltz (Mid-Hudson News, September 21, 2019)
Sheridan Hollow group calls for 100 percent renewable energy to power plaza (Albany Times-Union, September 20, 2019)
EPA Region 2 Administrator Announces Water Rule Rollback (WAMC, September 12, 2019)
Groups request public hearing on PFOA, PFOS rules (The Post-Star, September 7, 2019)
Cuomo on Constitution Pipeline: 'Any way that we can challenge it, we will' (Press & Sun Bulletin, September 6, 2019)
Feds clear way for Constitution Pipeline in New York over state's objection (Poughkeepsie Journal, August 29, 2019)
Beacon City Council passes resolution opposing Danskammer (Times Hudson Valley Media, August 7, 2019)
Worried about your drinking water? A new site may provide some relief (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, August 2, 2019)
Plastic Pollution (WAMC, July 29, 2019)
You Paid For It: 'Forever Chemical' contaminates Village of Hoosick Falls (CBS 6 Albany, July 29, 2019)
New York Has a Climate Plan--Now It Has to Follow Through (Scientific American, July 29, 2019)
Enviros Ask NYS To Lower Recommended Levels For PFOA, PFOS (WAMC, July 29, 2019)
Capital Investments: A Look at The 2018 New York State Legislative Elections
NYPIRG Statement Applauding Signature of Climate Legislation
NYPIRG statement on proposed PFOA, PFOS, 1,4-dioxane MCLs
Tale of the Tape: NYPIRG’s 2019 Legislative Review
NYPIRG Statement on Climate Legislation
NYPIRG Analysis of NY Climate Leadership and Protection Act
Report: What's in My Water? Emerging Contaminants in New York's Drinking Water Systems
News Release: New NYPIRG Report Reveals Prevalence of Emerging Contaminants in New York Drinking Water Supplies
NYPIRG Statement on Rejection of Water Permit for Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement Project
NYPIRG Statement on State Environmental Budget
News Release: Organizations Respond to One-House Budgets on Water Infrastructure Spending
Letter: Organizations Support Bottle Deposit Law Expansion
Students Deliver 4,500 Petitions Calling for Increased Water Funds in State Budget
Letter: Organizations call for increased water infrastructure funding
Policy Paper: NYPIRG examines impact of plastic pollution and proposed legislation to ban single use plastic bags
Governor's Budget Responds to New Yorkers' "Pent-Up Demands" For Action
NYPIRG reacts to Governor Cuomo's plan to ban plastic bags and expand the bottle return law
NYPIRG Announces Liz Moran As Its New Environmental Policy Director
NYPIRG's Statement on America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018
Statement Regarding NY Attorney General's Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil