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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State senators call on MTA to abide by open meeting laws when weighing capital projects  (Daily News, August 21, 2019)
Blair Horner discusses Albany politics on The Capitol Connection  (WAMC, August 15, 2019)
Advocates seek feedback from riders amid lack of transparency from MTA on subway upgrades  (Daily News, August 15, 2019)
Transit advocates push for Bronx bus network funding  (AM New York, August 14, 2019)
Will Albany Strengthen Independent Oversight Of Government Contracting?  (WAMC, August 12, 2019)
Bronx pols demanding more MTA money for bus service  (Daily News, August 13, 2019)
MTA's new fare system OMNY hits millionth tap  (AM New York, August 13, 2019)
Beacon City Council passes resolution opposing Danskammer  (Times Hudson Valley Media, August 7, 2019)
A Rising Addiction Threat That Targets Kids  (WAMC, August 5, 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)
Advocates 'honor' Queens bus routes  (Queens Chronicle, July 25, 2019)
NYC Bus Gets Award for Being the Worst, Slower Than a Manatee  (NBC 4 New York, July 24, 2019)
Award-winning buses: Brooklyn buses are least reliable in the city  (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 24, 2019)
MTA's M14A bus named slowest in NYC, with average speed of 4.3 mph  (AM New York, July 23, 2019)
Slowest bus in NYC moves at 4.3 mph, earns "Pokey Award"  (Daily News, July 23, 2019)
Straphangers Campaign names annual Schleppie, Pokey awards for poor bus service  (ABC Eyewitness News, July 23, 2019)
News Archive
Straphangers Campaign and TransitCenter Release 2019 Pokey and Schleppie "Awards" for Slowest Buses
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
Albany Money Machine 2019
NYPIRG leads effort to respond to growing threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Joins with state lawmakers, health and environmental groups, and medical professionals to curb overuse and misuse of antibiotics
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
Civic Organizations Release 50-state Review of States' Ethics Boards
NYPIRG Statement on Rejection of Water Permit for Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement Project
NYPIRG Statement on State Environmental Budget
Release: Albany Money Machine 2019
NYPIRG Reviews Governor, Senate and Assembly Budget Plans on Key Issues
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
NYPIRG Statement on H.R. 1 Passage and Calls for State Law for Small Donor Public Financing of Campaigns
Letter: Organizations call for increased water infrastructure funding
Reports & Features Archive