On October 23, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heard public comments on a proposed rule to regulate carbon pollution from power plants. For the first time, the EPA would limit greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fueled power plants, which are the leading source of industrial carbon pollution in the nation and influence global climate change. CCE, [...]
Jordan began working with CCE as a college student in 2007. In 2009, she graduated from SUNY Geneseo with degrees in English Literature and Journalism & Media Studies. She has worked on a variety of campaigns, including Long Island Sound and Hudson River protection, reducing disposable bag pollution, limiting pesticide use in NY schools, and open space preservation. Jordan currently works out the White Plains office as the Hudson Valley Program Coordinator.
It’s that time of year again – federal budget talks are in full swing (and fittingly, so is the beach and boating season), and crucial water protection programs are on the chopping block. Despite the fact that healthy water bodies are essential to our economy and quality of life, the necessary programs that restore and [...]
As of April 1st, 2013, there will be no more disposable plastic bags offered at check-out counters in the Village of Mamaroneck. Last July, Mamaroneck Village became the second municipality in Westchester County, NY to ban disposable bags, after the City of Rye banned plastic bags in December, 2011. Both Rye and Mamaroneck, which lie [...]
On Tuesday, March 19th, the Larchmont Village Board in Westchester County, NY unanimously passed an ordinance banning single-use disposable plastic bags from all checkout counters in the Village. Over the last two years, the Village of Mamaroneck and City of Rye, both located next to Larchmont in Westchester County on the Long Island Sound, had [...]
On Wednesday morning, January 16th, New York environmental agencies and nonprofits gathered in NYC to discuss the impacts of Hurricane Sandy with Assembly members whose districts were severely impacted by the storm. Led by Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, the public hearing called on local experts and stakeholders to testify to the environmental impacts of extreme weather [...]
On Thursday, August 9, Governor Cuomo signed the Sewage Pollution Right-to-Know Act into law, ensuring that the public has access to information about sewage overflows so the public can avoid recreating in contaminated water. At the exact moment this bill was being signed in Albany, residents of Rockland and Westchester were watching 3.4 million gallons of raw [...]
With Election Day approaching, it is no surprise that Americans are being inundated with political ads and campaign messages. Under mounting pressure to be politically engaged, the reaction often heard from people is one of apathy and frustration. We have all heard the complaints; “All politicians are the same,” “It’s not like whoever gets elected [...]