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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

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

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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