NYLPI Testifies On Passing the Climate and Community Protection Act

May 17, 2019

NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice, Rachel Spector, testified before the New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee today highlighting the urgency of passing the Climate and Community Protection Act: We can all agree in this ro …



AM-NY Quotes NYLPI In Lead Enforcement Story

May 9, 2019

AM-NY journalist Sarina Trangle quoted NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice, Rachel Spector, in a story on New York lead enforcement today. Rachel talked about “turnover abatement”, as part of new lead laws, when landlords are required to fix lead …



Two Bills Pass To Protect New Yorkers From Harmful Chemicals

May 2, 2019

We’re delighted that two bills we’ve supported to protect New Yorkers from harmful chemicals are headed to the Governor’s desk for signature, having passed through the Assembly and Senate in New York. The bills, S.501-B (Kaminsky)/A.6296A (Englebright) …



Politico And City Limits Highlight Our Ongoing Efforts To Reform NYC Waste Industry

May 1, 2019

NYLPI’s continuing waste industry reform work as part of the Transform Don’t Trash coalition has drawn increased media focus, with Politico reporter Danielle Muoio quoting our Director of Strategic Organizing and Research, Justin Wood, in this story ab …



NYLPI Attends Mayor’s Green New Deal Press Conference

April 22, 2019

NYLPI Senior Attorney for Environmental Justice Christine Appah attended Mayor de Blasio’s “Green New Deal” press conference today.



We Support NYC’s Proposed 5-Cent-Fee on Single Use Paper Carryout Bags

April 16, 2019

Research shows plastic bag bans aren’t effective without an accompanying fee on paper bags.



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