A “people-powered initiative”: The history of waste equity policy in New York

July 31, 2019

Our pop-up social justice museum was packed tonight for a discussion about using innovative policy solutions to advance the goals of sustainability and equity in New York. You can watch video of the discussion here. NYLPI’s Senior Attorney for Environm …



NYLPI Gives Oral Argument to Defend New York City’s waste equity law

June 25, 2019

NYLPI Senior Attorney for Environmental Justice Melissa Iachan delivered oral argument in New York County Supreme Court today, to help defend New York City’s waste equity law, passed in the summer of 2018 to address the overburdening of communities wit …



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 …



NYLPI Files Court Brief To Defend Waste Equity Law

April 3, 2019

NYLPI filed an amicus brief—or “friend of the court” brief, in simpler language—to help defend New York City’s waste equity law, passed in the summer of 2018 to address the overburdening of communities.



Out with the Trash, In with the New: NYLPI Attorney On Waste Equity

March 1, 2019

Influential newsletter features waste equity viewpoint by NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan.



Advocates Call for Stronger Commercial Waste Reforms after City Study Shows Benefits

February 22, 2019

City shows exclusive waste zoning would bring traffic, pollution reductions, double recycling rates, and create green jobs.



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