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People’s Climate March – Washington D.C. 4/29/17

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It’s pre-dawn on the Jersey Turnpike.  A torrential downpour has turned it into a river.  The unrelenting storm is complete with constant, menacing flashes of lightning and crashes of thunder.  In the days prior, it has already wreaked havoc and destruction across the Midwest as the driving force behind a rash of tornadoes. By midday […]

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New York State Budget Victories

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Once again the New York State budget has been delivered on time.  The 2014 budget season resulted in some hard-fought victories for CCE and I’m thrilled to be able to share them with you: $500,000 for the 2012 Sewage Right to Know law.  As you probably remember, CCE worked tirelessly to pass this law in […]

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CCE in Albany: Lobbying on the Budget

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Yesterday, CCE staff went to Albany to discuss our budget priorities with members of the New York State Assembly and Senate. I just wanted to take a minute to share some of CCE’s priorities with you, so you know what are fighting for in Albany during the budget process.   And just so you know where we […]

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Energy Policy & the State of the Union

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Last night the President made his fifth state of the union.  And the debate around energy policy was once again highlighted. The President made a strong statement about climate change, “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.”  We wholeheartedly agree.  Additionally, the President challenged Congress to eliminate federal subsidies for fossil fuels! That […]

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Sequestration’s Impact on the Environment

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As you’ve no doubt heard, Congress has missed its deadline to prevent the automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration”.  This imposes $85 billion in across-the-board, indiscriminate cuts to the federal budget.  So what does this mean for the federal programs that protect our environment and public health?  The actual on the ground implications to our […]

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Don’t Make the Hulk Angry: Help Make New York a Solar Leader

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Actor Mark Ruffalo is taking a break from being a big, green superhero in the movies.  Mark is now being a superhero for a bigger, greener solar policy for New York.  He, like more than 70% of New Yorkers, supports a long term policy to build a strong solar industry in New York State. New […]

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