NYLPI Testifies on EPA Proposed Rule Failing to Improve Controls on Fine Particulate Matter

June 30, 2020

NYLPI Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg slammed the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule refusing to improve controls on fine particulate matter, shown in multiple studies to sicken and kill New Yorkers, and to contribute to the deadliness of COVID-19. Hayley’s comm …

Center for New York City Affairs: As the City Reopens, Five Ways to Reduce Waste and Save Green Jobs

June 23, 2020

Director of Organizing and Strategic Research Justin Wood published an article in for The Center for New York City Affairs on five near-term, practical steps our local legislators can take to advance sustainability and job creation in our waste system. …

Demand #NYCBudgetJustice from the Mayor and City Council

June 18, 2020

Our city faces interrelated crises from COVID-19, mass unemployment, and continued systemic racism. Take action with NYLPI and our allies and call on our Council Members and Mayor to deliver budget justice – reallocating part of the ballooning NYPD budget to invest in core services for communities instead.  Email the Mayor, your Council Member, and members of the City Council Budget Negotiating Team to shift at least $1 billion from the enormous NYPD budget to the social services, environmental, education, and health programs that our City needs now more than ever.

Gotham Gazette Op-Ed: Peaker Plant Emissions Harm Communities of Color

June 18, 2020

Environmental Justice Program Director Rachel Spector, along with Elizabeth Yeampierre of UPROSE and Dariella Rodriguez of THE POINT CDC, published an op-ed in Gotham Gazette highlighting the impact of pollution from New York City’s fossil fuel peaker …

NYLPI Hosts an Important Virtual Discussion on Racism, Police Violence and Health

June 17, 2020

On Thursday, June 11th, NYLPI hosted a virtual multidisciplinary panel discussion on Dismantling Racism: Protester Safety & Health During the Pandemic. NYLPI, NAMI NYC, CCITNYC and the Legal Aid Society came together to share medical and legal info …

NYLPI Joins Community to Condemn Anti-Black Violence

June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020.  Like you, we watched in horror the incidents of police violence again unfolding this past week and over the weekend. The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Police brutality during the protests that followed. It was a week of …

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