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What Is Congestion Pricing?

ExplainerUnited States, New York City
Fees charged for driving on busy city roads reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality while also generating sorely needed funding for the transit systems that many people rely on for their daily commutes.

Albany Environmental Roundup: 2021 Victories and 2022 Agenda

Expert BlogNew YorkMarisa Guerrero, Rich Schrader

New York State secured several key environmental and public health victories in 2021 -- and that momentum is continuing into 2022, as we push for bills to expand the use of electric vehicles, improve energy efficiency, promote food security, and…

Single-Use Plastics 101

GuideUnited StatesCourtney Lindwall
Here’s everything you need to know about the most ubiquitous (and avoidable) kind of plastic waste: the kind made to be tossed in mere minutes.

Plásticos de un solo uso 101

GuideUnited StatesCourtney Lindwall

Aquí está todo lo que necesita saber sobre el omnipresente (y evitable) desperdicios plásticos: el tipo hecho para ser arrojado en cuestión de minutos.

Top New York State Environmental Priorities for 2020

Expert BlogRich Schrader
NRDC's New York State environmental priorities for 2020 include building on the sweeping climate progress made in 2019, tackling the biggest sources of climate pollution, and protecting New Yorkers' health.

NYS Paint Waste Bill Awaits Cuomo’s Finishing Touch

Expert BlogNew YorkEric A. Goldstein

Leftover paints—one of the more problematic items in the municipal waste stream—are likely to be fished out of millions of garages and basements from Montauk to Niagara Falls and disposed of properly, thanks to a forward-looking law recently passed by…

2019: A Banner Year for the Environment in NYS

Expert BlogRich Schrader, Jhena Vigrass
NRDC and our regional partners secured a broad array of environmental victories—from a statewide ban on plastic bags in grocery and retail stores to a far-reaching food waste recycling law to the most ambitious state climate law in the nation.

A Child of the Rust Belt

Expert BlogDr. David B. Goldstein
As a child growing up in the rust belt, I saw how attempts by polluting industries to ward off environmental regulation hastened the loss of jobs and led to the rust belt's rusting. Regulation would have promoted innovation, and likely…