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Clean Cars Would Slash Oil Use and Pollution this Summer

ALBANY – As New Yorkers get ready for summer road trips, an Environment New York Research & Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would significantly slash oil consumption and global warming pollution across the state. The report, Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas, was released as the Obama administration is on the verge of finalizing fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks that achieve a 54.5 mpg standard by 2025.

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Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas

As New Yorkers get ready to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend for first-of-the-summer-road trips, a new Environment New York Research and Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would cut our gasoline use in half, reducing pollution and saving New Yorkers money.

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

A Record of Leadership: How Northeastern States are Cutting Global Warming Pollution and Building a Clean Economy

Over the last decade, northeastern states have built a track record of successful action to reduce global warming pollution. By working together across state lines and partisan divides—and developing innovative new policies to hasten the transition to a clean energy economy—the Northeast has succeeded in cutting emissions while safeguarding the region’s economic health.

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News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

New York’s Economy Grows as Carbon Emissions Decline

A new report by Environment New York Research and Policy Center released today highlights how clean energy and environmental policies have helped states reduce global warming emissions, while challenging claims that these actions undermine economic growth.

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News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Report: 5.7 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into New York’s Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped more than 5.7 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New York’s waterways in 2010, making the Hudson, Genesee, and Seneca Rivers among the 40 worst in the nation, according to a new report released today by Environment New York.  Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act assesses toxic discharges into nearly 1,900 rivers, lakes, and streams across the country, highlighting problems in New York and nationally.

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