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June 20, 2014 | Feature

Dryden: The Town That Changed The Fracking Game

When the oil and gas industry came to the small town of Dryden, NY, with plans to start fracking, things didn’t turn out quite how they expected. Find out how a group of neighbors turned the tables on a powerful industry—and changed the fracking game forever. View the photo essay.

April 22, 2021 | In the News: The American Prospect

Will Biden Cancel Minnesota’s Line 3 Oil Pipeline?

Moneen Nasmith, Attorney, Northeast Office, Earthustice: “Enbridge likes to tout its safety record, but we have no way of really predicting when these spills will happen. The kinds of waterways and resources that this pipeline is crossing are just so important to preserve. It really is such a bad idea and such a terribly shortsighted decision to choose a few jobs for out-of-staters and profits for a corporate entity over the health and preservation of cultural resources that the tribes rely on.”

March 10, 2021 | Letter

Comments to DEC in Support of Adopting California’s Truck Emission Standards

Transportation is the largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and in New York. On-road vehicles, especially medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs), are also a significant source of toxic pollutants that are harmful to human health. The transportation sector’s detrimental impact on climate, air quality, and health is an urgent crisis that must be addressed immediately. The Empire State must therefore act quickly to create concrete, long-term mechanisms to accelerate transportation electrification. In particular, New York must focus on policies that support zero-emission MHDVs.