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.
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.
On Thursday, May 5th, the New York City Council voted in favor of Int. 0209-2014! This is a monumental step towards building a more progressive city, and this legislation will serve to make for a cleaner and healthier New York City and environment!
Although researchers see many fish species thriving in the long-contaminated body of water, the small-mouth bass, a popular catch for local fisherman, show signs of polybrominated biphenyl ethers, or PBDEs.