10 Steps to a Greener New York

10 steps
From advocating for policies that combat climate change, to protecting critical water resources, to reducing waste, NYPIRG fights to protect the environment of New York State and its residents.
With climate deniers leading federal policy, NYPIRG has released 10 steps New York must take to be a national environmental leader.
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Late exclusions added to state's ban on plastic bags  (The Oneonta Daily Star, February 27, 2020)
Another Looming Public Health Catastrophe, "Superbugs"  (WAMC, February 25, 2020)
Cuomo could make bail reform changes in state budget  (New York Post, February 24, 2020)
EPA Inches Toward PFAS Drinking Water Regulation  (WAMC, February 24, 2020)
MTA's Andy Byford Leaving Role That May Be Derailed  (The City, February 21, 2020)
When elevators mean equity   (The Bronx Free Press, February 20, 2020)
New York's Plastic Bag Ban Begins March 1  (WAMC, February 19, 2020)
State's looming plastic bag ban takes a step backward, environmentalists say  (The Buffalo News, February 18, 2020)
2019 in Albany Was a Legislative Sprint. It's Much Slower This Year  (Spectrum News, February 17, 2020)
Who Pays For The "Restore Mother Nature" Environmental Bond Act?  (WAMC, February 17, 2020)
Lobbyists line up as Albany clash over flavored tobacco, vaping intensifies  (The Buffalo News, February 17, 2020)
Is the MTA Meeting Its Promises to Make the Subway Accessible?  (NY City Lens, February 12, 2020)
Environmentalists want to close loopholes on plastic bag ban  (The Legislative Gazette, February 12, 2020)
Time To Fix Funding Of Higher Education  (WAMC, February 10, 2020)
Replacing fear with facts: Our future depends on a complete Census count  (Queens Daily Eagle, February 10, 2020)
NY should follow Oswego's lead and ban Styrofoam  (Syracuse.com, February 7, 2020)
NY's plastic bag ban is coming: Here's what to know about the stores, the charges and the changes  (Press & Sun Bulletin, February 4, 2020)
NY's plastic bag ban is coming: Here's what you need to know  (Times-Herald Record, February 4, 2020)
Suppliers could avoid drinking water violations under plan  (The Washington Times, February 4, 2020)
Transit Experts Cry Foul Over Mayor's Non-Contribution To MTA Capital Plan  (Streetsblog, February 4, 2020)
News Archive
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?
Report: NYPIRG releases review of federal data on the quality of medical care at New York State hospitals
News Release: NYPIRG releases review of federal data on the quality of medical care at New York State hospitals
Letter Calling for New Construction to be Electric
NYPIRG Statement on Announcement From Governor Cuomo to Release Proposal to Ban Polystyrene
40 Groups Urge NJ/NY Port Authority to Ditch Single Use Water Bottles
NYPIRG Releases 34th Annual Trouble in Toyland report
NYPIRG Releases Report on Visitor Policies at 40 Hospitals Across NYS
Sick, Scared & Separated From Loved Ones 2019: Report on Visitor Policies at 40 NYS Hospitals
News Release: NYPIRG Urges Greater Access to Early Voting Sites
News Release: Most Fast Food Chains Get Poor Grades for Overuse of Antibiotics in Beef
Report - Chain Reaction V: How Top Restaurants Rate on Reducing Antibiotic Use in Their Beef Supplies
NYPIRG Analysis: NY Students Pay $2.5 Billion More in Tuition Since 2011
NYPIRG and Good Government Groups Issue Recommendations to the Public Campaign Financing Commission
Capital Investments: A Look at The 2018 New York State Legislative Elections
NYPIRG and civic groups urge NY Commission on Public Financing to focus on the task at hand; in 3 months establishing a new system of campaign financing.
Reports & Features Archive