Historic Victory for Public Health

Driven by the unprecedented grassroots movement demanding that New York not blindly accept fracking within its borders, Governor Cuomo’s administration did exactly what he has long been promising it would. It looked at the science, and it let the science drive the decision.

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For more than three decades, NRDC has sought to advance environmental initiatives in and around New York City, the nation's most densely populated metropolitan region. Learn more about our six priority campaigns:

Climate Change & Energy Recycling & Waste Drinking Water, Waterways & Oceans
Transportation & Air Quality Environmental Justice & Green Jobs Special Places & Open Space

Our Team

The NRDC New York team is composed of more than twenty lawyers, scientists, and policy experts who work on environmental issues in the region. Our goals are to protect greater New York's environment, advance NRDC's top priorities through local action, and use our advocacy successes as models for sustainability in urban areas around the country and world.

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Publications & Resources

Fact sheets, reports, and articles about environmental issues in the greater New York region.

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NY Blogs on Switchboard

Gov. Cuomo Launches Solar Schools Program for NY
posted by Nathanael Greene, 1/8/14
Northeast Governors move forward with LCFS MOU
posted by Nathanael Greene, 12/30/09
11 States move to develop a low-carbon fuel standard
posted by Nathanael Greene, 1/8/09
Solar wins in NY, sparks controversy in CA
posted by Nathanael Greene, 6/20/08
Bioheat is like all biofuels: we got to get it right
posted by Nathanael Greene, 5/20/08

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