Energy & Environment

Subway car in September 2020.
A new study has found that underground subway station air quality is full of hazardous air particles that could cause asthma, lung cancer and heart disease.
Brooklyn Marine Terminal
Debate remains over whether it could coexist with Industry City rezoning.
A Lone Jogger Jogs In The Rain Along John V. Lindsay East River Park
Some local activists don’t want East River Park elevated, but others say climate resiliency is imperative.
Syracuse, New York
A soon-to-be-introduced bill could change that.
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli with Governor Cuomo in 2019.
After years of opposition to fossil fuel divestment, the state comptroller will review and drop the pension fund’s investments in energy companies.
The Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk River in Cohoes, New York.
The governor proposed chapter amendments allowing DEC to reinstate the practice, according to bill sponsors.
The New York League of Conservation Voters and the Citizens Budget Commission have released a new report.
Environmentalists and budget hawks target tax exemptions and reimbursements to local governments.
The CPV Valley Energy Power Plant in Middleton, NY.
New York’s financial regulator has hired its first climate director.
Long Island, New York.
A new investigation reveals how the government made a Long Island disaster worse.
The statewide plastic bag ban will take effect on March 1.
Environmentalists say new rules are too permissive and the plastics industry says they are too restrictive.