New York State

Policy

Gas plant in Newburgh tests limits of NY’s landmark climate law

Can the state meet its ambitious green energy goals if it permits an increased burning of fracked gas?

MTA

Policy

PATH and NYC’s subway air is unsurprisingly toxic

A new study has found that the city’s underground subway air quality is full of hazardous air particles that could cause asthma, lung cancer and heart disease.

Thomas DiNapoli

Policy

DiNapoli opens up fossil fuel divestment

After years of opposition to fossil fuel divestment, the state comptroller will review and drop the pension fund’s investments in energy companies.

Energy & Environment

Policy

Cuomo pushes to weaken ban on toxic foam burning

The governor proposed chapter amendments allowing DEC to reinstate the practice, according to bill sponsors.

Energy & Environment

Policy

New report lays out state budget actions for climate change

Environmentalists and budget hawks target tax exemptions and reimbursements to local governments.

Long Island

Politics

Newsday: State helped cover up toxic plume

A new investigation reveals how the government made a Long Island disaster worse.

Energy & Environment

Policy

Everyone’s got a problem with the plastic bag ban

Environmentalists say new rules are too permissive and the plastics industry says they are too restrictive.

Energy & Environment

Policy

New York’s war on plastic

Democratic lawmakers are pushing a wave of bills next session as the climate crisis worsens.

New York City

Policy

The pipeline war on Long Island isn’t really over

National Grid ended its gas hook-up moratorium, but the Williams pipeline could still get built.

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