Author Archive

Lee Harris

is the managing editor at New York Focus.

Energy & Environment

Policy

Inside the chemical lobby’s unusual campaign to protect the fire retardant business

Lobbyists planted stories in local media outlets with quotes from a tenant organizer who never spoke to them.

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?

New York State

Politics

Progressives slam state Senate Finance secretary pick

The Democratic majority appointed David Friedfel of the Citizens Budget Commission to a key staff position in budget negotiations.

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.