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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.

September 13, 2021 | Letter

Joint Comments to NYSDEC re: Astoria Replacement Project

The following joint comments focus on the issues presented by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regarding determinations it must make under New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), as stated in its Notice of Complete Application dated June 30, 2021.

August 31, 2021 | Press Release

New York Gov. Hochul’s Chance to Protect Lung Health

Deadline approaches for Governor Kathy Hochul to direct state agencies to start the process of adopting the Advanced Clean Trucks rule that will increase the number of pollution-free trucks on N.Y. streets

August 27, 2021 | Letter

Joint Letter to NY Gov. Kathy Hochul: Adopt Clean Trucks Regulations

The Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) is one of the single most important actions our State can take today to simultaneously address the climate crisis – which is impacting New Yorkers today more than ever – and the legacy of environmental injustice that disproportionately exposes New Yorkers of color to the health harms from vehicular and other forms of pollution.

July 16, 2021 | Letter

New York: Comments to DEC on Draft SIP Revision for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS

The Draft SIP represents an important opportunity for DEC to take meaningful steps toward attainment of the 2008 ozone NAAQS. We commend DEC for recently adopting regulations to reduce NOx emissions from important point sources like peaker plants and solid waste incinerators, but significant work remains to reduce NOx emissions from the transportation sector.

June 24, 2021 | In the News: Gizmodo

Joe Biden’s Justice Department Defends Line 3 Pipeline

Moneen Nasmith, Attorney, Northeast Office, Earthjustice: “We were hoping that if the Biden team is going to be real about their commitments that they’ve made in the executive orders that they have issued since coming into office on climate, on tribal issues, on environmental justice, that, at a minimum, they weren’t going to come out with a full-throated, doubling-down defense of the Trump administration’s previous decision. Unfortunately, that’s what we saw last night in their filing.”

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