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NYLPI Holds Private Sanitation Industry Accountable for Unsustainable Practices

According to a new analysis by NYLPI and Transform Don’t Trash NYC, the private sanitation industry in NYC has not improved its recycling performance despite new city rules clarifying which materials must be sorted for recycling at commercial businesses. NYLPI

Posted in Environmental Justice, Press Release, Recent News

NYLPI releases report on the state of physical education in New York City’s public schools.

The report analyzes data released by the NYC Department of Education and reveals disparities and recommends strategies for improving the rates of PE instruction across the city. The data was released pursuant to Local Law 102 of 2015, a widely

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI & Partners in TDT coalition launch website exposing the nastier side of trash haulers

On June 15, 2017, NYLPI and key coalition partners in Transform Don’t Trash NYC launched a new website, Trash Kingpins NYC, documenting some of the abuses regularly committed by leading commercial waste companies in New York City. The website was

Posted in Environmental Justice, Features, Recent News

NYLPI is testifying today in support of the Asthma Free Housing Act

NYLPI is testifying today in support of the Asthma Free Housing Act, which will require effective remediation and incentivize prevention of mold and pest infestations that trigger asthma. Read the DNA Info coverage, the El Diario coverage, the City Lab

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

Christine Appah-Gyamfi will speak on “Environmental Justice as Racial Justice.”

TODAY: Racial Justice Litigation Workshop Tuesday, April 11th Environmental Justice as Racial Justice A Talk with Christine Appah-Gyamfi, Senior Staff Attorney, NYLPI Columbia Law School | Jerome Greene Hall | Room 701 4:20 pm – 6:10 pm Event URL: http://www.law.columbia.edu/content/racial-justice-litigation-workshop-environmental-justice-racial-justice

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI statement on the pending confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

After full consideration, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) opposes the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.  Judge Gorsuch’s rulings raise serious concerns about his recognition of the civil rights of people with disabilities, individuals with

Posted in Disability Rights, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, Recent News

Public News Service quotes Shiva Prakash on state campaign to create grants for community solar in low-income and environmental justice neighborhoods

NYLPI, along with community partners, is advocating for an allocation of $23 million in New York’s state budget towards direct grants for community solar in low-income and environmental justice communities. NYLPI’s Equal Justice Works Fellow, Shiva Prakash, explains that tax

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Featured in Metro New York Article Highlighting Health Impacts of Waste Facilities in NYC

Metro New York quoted NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan in an article illustrating how the clustering of waste facilities affects community members’ health. As the article highlights, more than three quarters of the City’s waste currently is processed in

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

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