We Won! Passing the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act…

June 20, 2019

As New York prepares to pass the nation’s most ambitious climate legislation, NYLPI takes pride in the impact of our tremendous advocacy as part of the New York Renews coalition that got us to this point. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection …

NYLPI Supports City Council’s Disability Justice Work

June 13, 2019

NYLPI staff testified yesterday before two city council bodies in support of important accessibility legislation. Access-a-Ride Campaign Organizer Eman Rimawi gave testimony in support of  intro 1557, sponsored by Speaker Johnson and Council Members Ri …

Upcoming decision over MTA reorganization is an opportunity to regain public trust

May 22, 2019

NYLPI has signed on, along with other environmental and good governance organizations, to a letter to Patrick Foye, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, urging him to ensure that the upcoming discussion over the reorganization of …

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 …

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) …

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.

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