This week, Martin Sheen’s Breakthroughs program released an expose on fracking featuring Environment America, the national arm of Environment New York, to public television stations across the nation. As the debate over dirty drilling continues to mount, the Breakthroughs piece could reach as many as 60 million viewers in all 50 states.
Wind energy is on the rise in New York and is providing huge environmental benefits for the state, according to a new report released today by Environment New York. Wind energy is already allowing New York to avoid more than 1,834,576 metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution, which is the equivalent of taking 382,203 cars off the road. New York's wind is also saving the state 819,668,250 gallons of water per year.
Today, a new Environment New York Research and Policy Center report called “Fracking by the Numbers” measures the damage being done by dirty drilling across the country for the first time. The report comes as the Cuomo Administration is deciding whether to allow fracking in New York. Although many leases have been signed and are pending the state’s approval, the reportis the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date—including toxic wastewater, water use, chemical use, air pollution, land damage and global warming emissions.
As the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy nears, a new report from Environment New York Research & Policy Center sheds light on the largest contributors to global warming pollution – power plants.
Environment New York joined other environmental, public health and business organizations on July 29th at a public hearing on proposed improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional cap on climate-altering carbon emissions from power plants. Environment New York and environmental and public health organizations highlighted RGGI’s success to date and called for strengthening the cap to ensure that the program leads to emission reductions from power plants of 2.5 percent per year.
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