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.
New York Representative Chris Gibson is leading the charge for environmentally-conscious Republicans. The congressman from New York’s 19th District drew up a resolution recognizing the need to fight human-caused climate change.
According to the Adirondack Council’s annual report, the upstate New York forest preserve still faces serious challenges. Despite Governor Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to protect the park, outside interests stand poised to stake claims in the land.
Manhattan’s underground pipelines leak three to five times more than cities with newer infrastructure, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. In a recent survey, the EPA found that Manhattan suffers 90% more methane leaks per mile than Cincinnati, Ohio and Durham, North Carolina.