Monthly Archives: December 2016

NY Times Features NYLPI Client, Cleanup North Brooklyn, and Citywide Waste Equity Battles

The New York Times featured NYLPI client Cleanup North Brooklyn and NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan in an article highlighting waste equity issues in North Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and Southeast Queens. Cleanup North Brooklyn recently released a report, Profits

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

News12 Bronx: Residents and NYLPI rally in Bronx for bill to curb garbage truck traffic

NYLPI helped organize a rally of Bronx residents yesterday at Council Member Rafael Salamanca’s office in the South Bronx to demand action to reduce trash and truck pollution.  We called on the Council Member to support Intro 495A aimed at

Posted in Campaign, Environmental Justice, Recent News

Study: Boosting NYC Recycling Would Create Thousands of Jobs

A new report from NYLPI and the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition finds that New York City has an opportunity to create thousands of good-paying jobs by raising the city’s low recycling rate and investing in recycling and composting infrastructure.

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

Rick Perry pick for Energy Department sends red flag for environment and climate change

NYLPI is extremely disappointed to hear that President-Elect Donald J. Trump has selected Rick Perry to lead the U.S. Department of Energy – an agency Perry has previously said he would like to eliminate. The Trump Administration has now given

Posted in Recent News

Appointment of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State is Alarming

NYLPI is alarmed by the selection of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as U.S. Secretary of State. In addition to his record of business deals with leaders whose interests run counter to those of the United States, Tillerson’s credibility

Posted in Recent News

NYLPI condemns selection of Scott Pruitt to lead EPA

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest is deeply dismayed that Donald Trump has appointed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. A former fossil fuel industry lobbyist, Pruitt has been a vigorous advocate for oil and gas companies

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Tapped as National Expert to Propose Disability Justice Indicators to U.S. Government

This fall, NYLPI joined thirty national experts from the academic and nonprofit communities to submit proposals to U.S. government officials for “access to justice indicators” to guide data collection for tracking and promoting justice in the United States.  The recommendations

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News