New York voters turned out on Election Day to deliver a resounding victory for the environment! Voters approved Proposition 1, the $4.2 billion Environmental Bond Act, and elected environmental champions up and down the ballot.
In an effort to reduce the needless waste produced by foodservice disposables, the New York City Council is considering two bills that could enforce new regulations for single-use foodservice products. NYLCV supports the passage of both bills and other policies that discourage the use of single-use plastics in New York.
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently released a portion of the funding for various initiatives to electrify public transit and school buses in New York. The incentives include $16.4 million for electric bus expansion and an initial installment of $2.5 million for school bus operators statewide to upgrade to cleaner, more sustainable vehicles.