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.
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.
Environment New York Research and Policy Center is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change.