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NY bag ban on the brink!
New York lawmakers have passed a ban on single-use plastic bags in the state budget agreement April 1. This is a big victory in the fight against plastic pollution and follows years of disagreement over the issue. State lawmakers kicked the question of fees on […] More
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Suffolk County released a report with our partners Citizens Campaign for the Environment showing the effectiveness of their county-wide single-use bag law, implemented in 2017. More
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Riverkeeper is advocating for three key priorities in the state budget. If you want to stay up-to-date on how the budget negotiations in Albany might impact New York’s environment, please sign up to receive our email alerts. New York State’s Assembly and Senate released their […] More
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced his intention to ban plastic bags across New York State as part of his executive budget. This is a significant move, for which we are grateful, that will help address the plastic pollution crisis and will have reverberations far beyond […] More
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Earlier this year, Riverkeeper and our partners asked you to urge Governor Cuomo to “go bigger” on the cheapest and most readily available resource for reducing our energy use: energy efficiency. More
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On June 6th, call Governor Cuomo and urge him to ban the single-use plastic bag and place a fee on alternative bags by supporting S7760/A9953, the 'New York Bring Your Own Bag Act'. More
Advocates appreciate Governor Cuomo’s attention to the issue but say that a ban/fee policy is more effective than the Governor’s ban only legislation. More
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In a time of record-shattering hurricanes, with our federal government bought and sold by the fossil fuel industry, states like New York must step up and fight climate change.  More
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— A Renewable Energy & Sustainability Fair — Home Show . Community Stage . Film . Food . Hope . Family Fun Products, services and ideas that promote sustainability, growth and harmony with the planet. – Showcasing the finest products & services for all your […] More
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As we ramp up efforts to push Governor Cuomo, NYSERDA and the Public Service Commission to adopt a comprehensive energy efficiency program that is as ambitious and equitable as possible, we invite clean energy advocates and climate activists from across the state to participate in this online teach-in. More
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Public Hearing 3:00-7:00pm Rally: 5:00-6:00pm In early January, Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released a draft offshore drilling plan that proposed an unprecedented expansion of offshore drilling into nearly all of America’s waters, including the shores of Long Island. If Trump’s plan becomes […] More

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