New York Passes Strongest Climate Legislation in the Nation
The 2019 legislative session came to a close with historic gains for the environment. The State Senate and Assembly passed the most aggressive climate legislation in the country as well as other legislative measures, putting New York at the forefront of the fight for environmental protection.
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.
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!