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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Skirmishing breaks out over tweaks to New York's looming plastic bag ban  (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, December 6, 2019)
$100K in campaign cash to gov, mayor, county exec is routine business expense, Cor says  (Syracuse.com, December 4, 2019)
Big Donors Need Not Worry About New Albany Campaign Finance Reforms  (Gothamist.com, December 3, 2019)
Commission Sets Suggested Ballot Requirements, Donor Limits in Report  (Spectrum News, December 2, 2019)
State commission sets new hurdles for minor political parties  (Newsday, December 1, 2019)
Cuomo claims no 'inappropriate conversation' in whistleblower case  (Times Herald-Record, November 29, 2019)
Blair Horner discusses state politics and public financing of elections on The Capitol Connection  (WAMC, November 29, 2019)
Keeping The Holiday Season Safe For Children  (WAMC, November 25, 2019)
Democrats' Plan Will Suppress Third Parties in New York  (The New York Times, November 25, 2019)
NYPIRG issues dangerous toys list as holidays approach  (Mid Hudson News, November 23, 2019)
Steer clear of toxic toys  (LocalSyr.com, November 22, 2019)
Attention parents: Avoid these types of toys this holiday season, New York report says  (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, November 21, 2019)
Advocates: Unsafe toys are still out there  (Albany Times-Union, November 21, 2019)
Mayor De Blasio Signs Safe Streets Bill Into Law  (Patch, November 19, 2019)
Advocates: MTA Board Must Get Moving On Congestion Pricing Details  (Streetsblog, November 18, 2019)
Green lighting Danskammer will damage air quality  (The Times-Herald Record, November 17, 2019)
Reform groups demand congestion pricing board comply with open meetings law  (New York Post, November 15, 2019)
The State's Public Financing Commission Starts To Put Its Plan Together  (WAMC, November 11, 2019)
Grassroots 2020 candidates demand major campaign finance reform to 'level the playing field'  (November 8, 2019)
What are the visitation policies of your local hospital? This survey reveals them  (LoHud, November 7, 2019)
News Archive
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.
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
Reports & Features Archive