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NYLPI Attorney Presenting at Workshop on Community Shared Clean Energy

Equal Justice Works Fellow Shiva Prakash will be presenting at a workshop in Tonawanda on how to tap into state-level energy policy on community shared renewables to provide alternatives for more resilient and clean energy sources for an environmental justice

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News, Staff

NYLPI applauds Governor Cuomo’s proposed actions to close loophole in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative regulations

NYLPI applauds Governor Cuomo’s proposed actions to close the loophole in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative regulations that leave the emissions from polluting peaker plants in environmental justice communities largely unregulated. NYLPI has been working closely with partners NYC Environmental

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

City Council Passes Bill to Protect Tenants from Dangerous Asthma Triggers

The New York City Council voted today to pass the Asthma-Free Housing Act (Intro385C), a bill that allows renters to live safely in homes free of mold, pests, and indoor health hazards. Councilwoman Rosie Mendez (D-2) worked for ten years

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

Attorney General Schneiderman announces his support for NY Renews progressive reinvestment-focused carbon pricing policy

Yesterday at an event sponsored by NY Renews, a coalition of environmental, economic, and social justice organizations and labor, NYLPI Equal Justice Works Fellow Shiva Prakash presented a new and groundbreaking carbon polluter fee and reinvestment policy for New York

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

Vote on Compromise Waste Equity Bill Blocked at Last-Minute by Queens Council Member

After seven years of advocacy, a bill that would have reduced the burden of private waste transfer stations on environmental justice communities in New York City was blocked by a single Queens council member. Read more here Read the Brooklyn

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Authors Amicus Brief in Challenge to Environmental Review

NYLPI’s Environmental Justice Program authored an amicus brief to the New York Court of Appeals on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics, New York Chapters 2 & 3; WE ACT for Environmental Justice; and Healthy Schools Network in the

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

Mayor endorses waste equity legislation

Mayor De Blasio publicly stated yesterday that his administration is supporting a bill to reduce the amount of garbage permitted at private waste transfer stations in the city’s most overburdened neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn, and Southeast Queens.

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Sues Private Garbage Facility on Behalf of Cleanup North Brooklyn

NYLPI’s Environmental Justice Program, partnering with pro bono co-counsel Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of community group Cleanup North Brooklyn and neighborhood residents against a private waste transfer station that has operated for years

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

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