As New Yorkers prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, a new Environment New York report finds that more fuel efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save New Yorkers roughly $14.8 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone. The report was released just days after the Obama administration’s announcement of proposed new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks sold from 2017 through 2025.
As New York moves closer to allowing dangerous deep well gas drilling, Environment New York released a new video showing the potential looming impacts. The video highlights Pennsylvanians explaining how Marcellus Shale gas drilling has contaminated their drinking water and air, and harmed their quality of life.
Recently, President Obama finalized pollution standards for heavy-duty vehicles, including buses and work trucks, for the years 2014 through 2018—the first-ever global warming pollution standards for trucks.
President Obama announced the outline of proposed clean car standards that by 2030 will cut annual gasoline use nationally by as much as 23 billion gallons, reduce annual emissions of global warming pollution by as much as 280 million metric tons, and save Americans over $80 billion at the gas pump annually.
West Trenton, NJ – Today, groups representing residents of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware gathered to deliver a record-breaking number of public comments to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), urging them not to move ahead with gas drilling in the River Basin until such drilling is proven safe. The groups expressed strong concern that DRBC proposed rules without first conducting a cumulative impact study.