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Op-Ed: The Energy Behind the Renewable Rikers Vision

Op-Ed: The Energy Behind the Renewable Rikers Vision

The Gotham Gazette published an op-ed by Councilmember Costa Constantinides and NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan making the case for a Renewable Rikers Island.  The plan would create a solar farm, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant, and thousands of...

We Won!  Mayor Signs Bill to Reform Private Waste Industry

We Won! Mayor Signs Bill to Reform Private Waste Industry

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a transformative bill to create commercial waste zones into law on Wednesday November 20, with members of NYLPI's Environmental Justice Program in attendance. The new law will create geographic zones for commercial waste collection and...

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Our work activates the power of New York communities as they lead the fight to make equal justice a reality. Together we attack systemic bias based on race, poverty, disability, and immigration status. Guided by their priorities, we use every tool available to create lasting change. We file lawsuits, organize, seek policy reform, educate, create pro bono partnerships, and build the capacity of local nonprofits to serve our communities.

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