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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MTA 'working to fix' Forest Hills MetroCard machines  (Queens Chronicle, October 18, 2019)
New Bill Places Requirements on Making of Single-Use Plastic Containers  (Spectrum News, October 16, 2019)
The Reality Of Climate Change Clashes With Fossil Fuel Expansion  (WAMC, October 14, 2019)
Debate Over Fine Points of Campaign-Finance System as Deadline Nears  (City Limits, October 14, 2019)
Bronx bus stops among 32 pairs around NYC too 'Cozy' for commuters  (Mass Transit Magazine, October 9, 2019)
City Campaign Finance System Charts Path - and Highlights Challenges - for State Reform  (City Limits, October 9, 2019)
Transit advocates give 'Cozy Awards' to tightly spaced stops  (Bronx News 12, October 7, 2019)
Good-Government Groups Want To See Draft Work From Public Financing Commission  (Spectrum News, October 7, 2019)
Bronx bus stops among 32 pairs around NYC too 'Cozy' for commuters  (AM New York, October 7, 2019)
Why Are NYC Bus Stops So Infuriatingly Close Together?  (Gothamist, October 7, 2019)
New York's Voting Deadline Looms, But Its System Fails  (WAMC, October 7, 2019)
Transit Advocates Award First Annual "Cozy Awards" To City’s Closest Bus Stops  (The Bronx Daily, October 7, 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)
Should fusion voting be banned?  (https://www.binghamtonhomepage.com/news/top-stories/should-fusion-voting-be-banned/)
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)
Why Construction Noise Is Keeping You Up at 3 A.M.  (The New York Times, September 27, 2019)
NY Commission looking at system that allows candidates to be listed on multiple party lines  (Local Syracuse, September 27, 2019)
News Archive
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
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
Reports & Features Archive