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.
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.
If the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today New York families could save over $488 every year on their electricity bills by 2030, according to a new report by Environment New York. Saving energy in our buildings would also help New York's fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 28 percent—the equivalent of taking 5.8 million cars off the road or decommissioning 7 coal fired power plants.
After New York suffered more than $1 billion in damage from extreme weather in 2011, a new report by the Environment New York Research & Policy Center documents how global warming could lead to extreme weather becoming more common or severe in the future.
The drinking water for more than 11.3 million people could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at the Indian Point Nuclear Facility, says a new study released today by Environment New York. The report also shows that Indian Point Nuclear Plant threatens drinking water supplies for more than twice as many people compared to any other nuclear facility in the nation.
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