Just as fast as it was voted in by New York City Council, the Bag Bill, imposing a 5-cent fee on all plastic bags used at retailers in New York City, was at risk of being killed when New York State Senate approved a bill to ban the bag fee on Tuesday, June 7th.
Since the Flint Water Crisis took the nation by storm, we continue to see the issue and concern of water quality rise, especially in facilities, like schools, where contaminated water impacts our youth.
The future of New York City’s solid-waste management system has come into question as a $3.3 billion waste deal just fell through. The contract between the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Progressive Waste Solutions subsidiary IESO would have shipped 27 million tons of waste by rail to a landfill in the Finger Lakes region over the next thirty years.
Hurricane Sandy hasn’t been front page news since 2012, but for many New York City residents, its devastating damage still affects their daily lives. The New York City Housing Authority released a report detailing its $3 billion effort both to recover from the storm
This week our Director of Government Relations, Christopher Goeken, represented the NYLCV in partnership with schools and elected officials to advocate for the testing of water in New York State schools.