Help Fight Climate Change
Call the Governor & tell him to deny fossil fuel infrastructure expansion! 1-518-474-8390Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time. The last four years have been the hottest in recorded history, and a warming planet has dire consequences. Climate change causes extreme weather — bringing more intense and frequent heat waves, severe droughts, heavier rainfall, dangerous flooding, and outbreaks of deadly disease. Burning fossil fuels is a leading contributor to climate change, and the oil and gas industry has known this for decades. Yet, instead of alerting the world to these dangers and curbing fossil fuel extraction, they used hot-wired lobbyists and campaign contributions to bamboozle the public and undermine action. Experts have said that the best way to curb global warming is to leave fossil fuels in the ground. In 2014, New York banned hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas; a courageous decision to combat climate change. That decision should have been a turning point in the fight against global warming. The state could have begun to make rapid transitions and investments into energy efficiency and renewable energy. However, New York has allowed new fossil fuel projects including: oil and gas pipelines, storage facilities, gas compressor stations, and gas-electric conversion plants.
New York cannot break its addiction to fossil fuels and move to a renewable future by permitting new infrastructure that will lock us into decades of fossil fuel use. TAKE ACTION TODAY! Call Governor Cuomo today to urge him to use the State’s powers to deny permits, Water Quality Certifications, or other regulatory approvals for transmission pipelines, power generating plants, compressor stations, and fossil fuel infrastructure projects that are environmental hazards and would perpetuate New York’s dependence on burning natural gas, coal, and oil for energy generation. Tell the Governor: No more fossil fuel infrastructure!
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With climate deniers firmly in control of national policies, it will be up to the states to hold corporate polluters accountable. The Office of the New York State Attorney General is currently leading an investigation into whether the oil industry misled investors, regulators and the public about climate change and thwarted efforts that would curb emissions of greenhouse gases. Oil and Gas corporations must tell the public and their shareholders the truth about their role in accelerating the pace of climate change. The Office of the New York State Attorney General is one of the last checks on the immense power of the Oil and Gas industry. This is a David vs. Goliath issue, and it will shape the planet for years and decades to come. Join us in urging him to pursue his investigation to the fullest extent of the law.
Big Oil and Gas corporations...CONCEALED the truth about the catastrophic consequences of fossil fuel use on the climate. MISLED the public, investors, and regulators. ATTACKED real science and those who spoke against them. CORRUPTED the democratic process to prevent climate action.
YOU can hold them accountable!
Please check out Mr. Bevis Longstreth’s views on the Attorney General’s investigation: In Praise of the Martin Act and the Attorney General’s Use of It to Investigate Exxon’s “Tobacco Strategy.” Mr. Longstreth is a former Commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under President Ronald Reagan.
Editorial: Protect the water (The Buffalo News, July 14, 2019)
How New York wants to improve the quality of your drinking water (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, July 12, 2019)
Long Island's Water Problem: Part Two (Long Island Weekly)
NYS Department of Health limiting chemicals in water (WIVB, July 10, 2019)
State health commissioner accepts recommendations for maximum contaminant levels in drinking water (Mid-Hudson News, July 9, 2019)
State proposes new drinking water standards for 3 chemicals (Newsday, July 9, 2019)
Blair Horner discusses the 2019 Legislative session on The Capitol Connection (WAMC, July 4, 2019)
Long Island's Water Problem: Part One (Long Island Weekly, July 4, 2019)
NYPIRG's Liz Moran reviews how environmental issues fared in the recent New York State Legislative session (The Sanctuary for Independent Media, June 26, 2019)
The one strategy that could finance the whole Green New Deal (Fast Company, June 26, 2019)
Blair Horner discusses the 2019 legislative session (The Sanctuary for Independent Media, June 24, 2019)
Water Contamination On Long Island (Port Washington News, June 21, 2019)
NY's Climate Protection Act Draws Range Of Reactions In Hudson Valley (WAMC, June 20, 2019)
Members Of Congress Demanding Federal Government Make Sure Drinking Water On Long Island Is Safe (CBS New York, June 18, 2019)
NY State's Ambitious New Climate Change Legislation: 'Really Major' Or 'Partial Victory'? (Gothamist, June 19th, 2019)
L.I. members of Congress call on EPA for water standards (The Island Now, June 19, 2019)
LI Congress Members Call On EPA To Help Clean Up Water Supply (WCBS Radio, June 18, 2019)
Long Island lawmakers call for federal help to clean contaminated water (ABC Channel 7, June 18, 2019)
Water District Holds Informational Session (Port Washington News, June 14, 2019)
Reformers ask JCOPE to seek independence in top staffer (Albany Times-Union, June 12, 2019)
NYPIRG statement on proposed PFOA, PFOS, 1,4-dioxane MCLs
Tale of the Tape: NYPIRG’s 2019 Legislative Review
NYPIRG Statement on Climate Legislation
NYPIRG Analysis of NY Climate Leadership and Protection Act
Report: What's in My Water? Emerging Contaminants in New York's Drinking Water Systems
News Release: New NYPIRG Report Reveals Prevalence of Emerging Contaminants in New York Drinking Water Supplies
NYPIRG Statement on Rejection of Water Permit for Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement Project
NYPIRG Statement on State Environmental Budget
News Release: Organizations Respond to One-House Budgets on Water Infrastructure Spending
Letter: Organizations Support Bottle Deposit Law Expansion
Students Deliver 4,500 Petitions Calling for Increased Water Funds in State Budget
Letter: Organizations call for increased water infrastructure funding
Policy Paper: NYPIRG examines impact of plastic pollution and proposed legislation to ban single use plastic bags
Governor's Budget Responds to New Yorkers' "Pent-Up Demands" For Action
NYPIRG reacts to Governor Cuomo's plan to ban plastic bags and expand the bottle return law
NYPIRG Announces Liz Moran As Its New Environmental Policy Director
NYPIRG's Statement on America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018
Statement Regarding NY Attorney General's Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil
NYPIRG Updates Interactive Drinking Water Website, ID's NY Airports as PFOS Hotbeds
NYPIRG Counts Down 10 Steps to Green NY: Ban Plastic Bags