Help Fight Climate Change
Call the Governor & tell him to deny fossil fuel infrastructure expansion! 1-800-566-5020Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time. The last four years have been the hottest in recorded history, and a warming planet has dire consequences. Climate change causes extreme weather — bringing more intense and frequent heat waves, severe droughts, heavier rainfall, dangerous flooding, and outbreaks of deadly disease. Burning fossil fuels is a leading contributor to climate change, and the oil and gas industry has known this for decades. Yet, instead of alerting the world to these dangers and curbing fossil fuel extraction, they used hot-wired lobbyists and campaign contributions to bamboozle the public and undermine action. Experts have said that the best way to curb global warming is to leave fossil fuels in the ground. In 2014, New York banned hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas; a courageous decision to combat climate change. That decision should have been a turning point in the fight against global warming. The state could have begun to make rapid transitions and investments into energy efficiency and renewable energy. However, New York has allowed new fossil fuel projects including: oil and gas pipelines, storage facilities, gas compressor stations, and gas-electric conversion plants.
New York cannot break its addiction to fossil fuels and move to a renewable future by permitting new infrastructure that will lock us into decades of fossil fuel use. TAKE ACTION TODAY! Call Governor Cuomo today to urge him to use the State’s powers to deny permits, Water Quality Certifications, or other regulatory approvals for transmission pipelines, power generating plants, compressor stations, and fossil fuel infrastructure projects that are environmental hazards and would perpetuate New York’s dependence on burning natural gas, coal, and oil for energy generation. Tell the Governor: No more fossil fuel infrastructure!
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With climate deniers firmly in control of national policies, it will be up to the states to hold corporate polluters accountable. The Office of the New York State Attorney General is currently leading an investigation into whether the oil industry misled investors, regulators and the public about climate change and thwarted efforts that would curb emissions of greenhouse gases. Oil and Gas corporations must tell the public and their shareholders the truth about their role in accelerating the pace of climate change. The Office of the New York State Attorney General is one of the last checks on the immense power of the Oil and Gas industry. This is a David vs. Goliath issue, and it will shape the planet for years and decades to come. Join us in urging him to pursue his investigation to the fullest extent of the law.
Big Oil and Gas corporations...CONCEALED the truth about the catastrophic consequences of fossil fuel use on the climate. MISLED the public, investors, and regulators. ATTACKED real science and those who spoke against them. CORRUPTED the democratic process to prevent climate action.
YOU can hold them accountable!
Please check out Mr. Bevis Longstreth’s views on the Attorney General’s investigation: In Praise of the Martin Act and the Attorney General’s Use of It to Investigate Exxon’s “Tobacco Strategy.” Mr. Longstreth is a former Commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under President Ronald Reagan.
Complaint says Bloomberg charity influences attorney general's agenda (Albany Times Union, December 7, 2018)
New York Takes on Exxon (WAMC, October 29, 2018)
New York says Exxon misled investors about climate risks (WXXI, October 25, 2018)
'Beautiful' Doctor Lost Medical Records Sought in Opioid Fraud Lawsuit (NBC Channel 4, October 25, 2018)
NY says Exxon misled investors about climate risks (ABC Channel 20, October 24, 2018)
LI demonstrators urge Gov. Cuomo to toughen stand on climate change (Newsday, September 8, 2018)
Blair Horner: New York Needs To Reduce Diesel Emissions (WAMC, April 16, 2018)
Letter: Wind power can be a boon to NY State (Newsday, February 21, 2018)
Residents speak out against offshore drilling plan at marathon state hearing (Riverhead Local, February 14, 2018)
Pilgrim Pipeline would jeopardize local environment (Poughkeepsie Journal, December 11, 2017)
Stop construction of Cricket Valley Energy Center (Poughkeepsie Journal, November 19, 2017)
New Paltz march highlights fight to prevent climate change (Daily Freeman, October 29, 2017)
SUNY New Paltz students, community, combat climate change (Mid-Hudson News, October 29, 2017)
Say No to Climate Change (New Rochelle Daily Voice, September 18, 2017)
Policymakers: Stand Up Against Climate Change (Times-Herald Record, September 15, 2017)
'Cuomo tax': Repeal is uncertain for a utility customer bill surcharge that subsidizes Upstate nuclear power plants (Daily Freeman, June 18, 2017)
State needs sensible energy solutions (Poughkeepsie Journal, June 12, 2017)
Cuomo's energy projects commendable, but puzzling (Star Gazette, June 11, 2017)
Suffolk Closeup: No nukes (Shelter Island Report, June 10, 2017)
NYPIRG Activist Sees Contradiction in New York's Energy Investment (Rockland County Times, June 8, 2017)
NYPIRG Announces Liz Moran As Its New Environmental Policy Director
NYPIRG's Statement on America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018
Statement Regarding NY Attorney General's Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil
NYPIRG Updates Interactive Drinking Water Website, ID's NY Airports as PFOS Hotbeds
NYPIRG Counts Down 10 Steps to Green NY: Ban Plastic Bags
NYPIRG Responds to Governor Cuomo's Energy Efficiency Announcement
NYPIRG Counts Down 10 Steps to Green NY: Reduce Food Waste
10 Steps to Green NY: Over 100 Groups Call on Gov to Lead Nation on Energy Efficiency
NYPIRG Counts Down 10 Steps to Green NY: Stop All Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Expansion
NYPIRG Counts Down 10 Steps to Green NY: Say No To Nukes
NYPIRG Counts Down 10 Steps to Green NY: Speed Up Wind Power Development
NYPIRG Counts Down 10 Steps to Green NY: Fully Implement Diesel Emissions Reduction Act
NYPIRG Counts Down 10 Steps to Green NY: Pick Up the Solar Slack
NYPIRG Counts Down 10 Steps to Green NY: Ban Fossil Fuel Cars
NYPIRG Policy Close Up: 100% Electric Cars
NYPIRG and 185 groups across New York urge plastic bag ban
News Release: NYPIRG urges Governor Cuomo to include plastic bag law in 30 day budget amendments
NYPIRG Statement on NYC Climate Damages Suit and Fossil Fuel Divestment
NYPIRG Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal
Tale of the Tape: NYPIRG 2017 Legislative Review