Energy & Environment

Politics

NY League of Conservation Voters drops 2024 endorsement slate

Like human caused climate change, this group of 85 endorsees is pretty predictable.

Albany Agenda

NY lawmakers focused on environmental legislation this week

From Hudson River clean-up to natural gas hook-ups, lawmakers took action on protecting the state’s natural resources.

Albany Agenda

Basil Seggos wants to trust the science

The departing DEC commissioner says New York is serious about addressing climate change.

Events

New York Thermal Networks Summit drives conversation on ‘revolutionary technology’

Attendees at the Albany event learned how homegrown clean heating and cooling will help the state meet its ambitious climate and clean energy transition goals.

Energy & Environment

The Army Corps wants to protect Jamaica Bay from climate change. Environmentalists say they might ruin it in the process.

A plan to close in the bay with a sea gate to protect against future storms could cost billions of dollars and imperil natural marshes.

Energy & Environment

Mark Ruffalo is back to make sure fracking stays banned in NY

New technology might allow for new carbon dioxide fracking technology in the Southern Tier, and lawmakers are moving to ban the new technology.

Opinion

Opinion: Major oil, gas and coal companies must pay the staggering costs of the climate crisis

A call for including the Climate Change Superfund Act in this year’s state budget after “the worst” flooding since Superstorm Sandy recently hit Long Island’s South Shore.

Energy & Environment

Quite a few lawmakers are on board to reduce NY plastic packaging by half

A bill to cut the use of plastic packaging in half has support from New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ administration and a majority of the state Senate.

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Energy & Environment

Landfill case advances to appellate court, testing Green Amendment

Residents in Monroe County argue that their right to clean air and water is not being fulfilled.

Energy & Environment

After years of pushing, the Clean Slate Act becomes law

Business leaders, union organizers and law enforcement all attended the bill signing in Brooklyn.

Energy & Environment

Opinion: New York must require companies to disclose greenhouse gas emissions

California just passed the most sweeping environmental accountability bill to date. New York should be next.

Energy & Environment

Mayor Eric Adams insists the city is prepared for this weekend’s storm

With the city’s response and preparation to recent weather events under investigation, the mayor is taking no chances in preparing the public for this weekend’s rain.

Energy & Environment

So… what ever happened to setting up safer basement apartments in New York?

Legislation to legalize and regulate underground dwellings stalled in the Legislature during session.