We’ve Reached An Agreement to Pass the Climate & Community Protection Act

June 17, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce that the New York Senate, Assembly, and Governor have reached an agreement to pass the Climate & Community Protection Act this session! The bill has strong standards to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions througho …

NYLPI Testifies On Mayor’s Sustainability Office

June 12, 2019

NYLPI Environmental Justice summer intern and NYU Law student Asha Brundage-Moore gave testimony today at the city’s committee on Environmental Protections. NYLPI supports the great work of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability so that it can be expande …

NYLPI And Allies Rally For Wellness Funding In NYC Schools

June 12, 2019

NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Christine Appah joined New York City Council Member Rafael Espinal and other school nutrition advocates today at City Hall for a rally calling on city leadership to invest in wellness and nutrition education in all NYC publi …

NYLPI Speaks At Packed #RenewableRikers Event With @AOC

June 7, 2019

Environmental Justice Program Director Rachel Spector spoke this week at a panel hosted by Astoria/Queens City Councilmember Costa Constantinides to envision a Rikers Island with solar panels, composting facilities and 21st century infrastructure in pl …

New York City Council Introduces Legislation to Overhaul the Private Carting Industry

May 29, 2019

The new policy will improve safety and cut pollution in a private carting industry responsible for over two dozen deaths while improving the sector’s transparency, accountability, and service to small businesses across the city.

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 …

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