New York City’s energy demands are ever increasing. Existing power plants are disproportionately sited in low-income communities of color and when additional power plants are proposed they tend to exacerbate this overburdening. NYLPI has a successful record of litigation, coalition-building, and organizing around issues of energy and power plant siting.
The perils of climate change have placed a greater spotlight on power plan emissions and underscore the need to move to cleaner energy producing technologies. NYLPI works to highlight the disproportionate burdens that are felt by environmental justice communities as climate change happens. We continue to advocate aggressively for a new power plant siting law for New York City that equitably distributes environmental burdens, promotes renewal energy resources and reduces the pollutants that can trigger asthma and other diseases.