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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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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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Highlights from the 3rd Annual Offshore Wind Conference

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On November 13, 2013, CCE co-sponsored the 3rd Annual Offshore Wind Conference entitled, “Offshore Wind Power for New York: Reaching America’s Next Clean Energy Frontier.” The conference was held at Stony Brook University on Long Island, where close to 200 attendees packed the Wang Center’s theater to hear activists, experts, and industry leaders describe how […]

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Support EPA in Slashing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants

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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, […]

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Lobbying for the Earth

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Today, hundreds of environmentalists from across New York State traveled to Albany, NY for the 23rd annual Earth Day Lobby Day.  Environmentalists will be meeting with members of the New York State Assembly and Senate, urging representatives to pass a series of bills identified by the environmental community as “Super Bills.”  The bills are common-sense […]

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What the Frack is Going On?

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So what the frack is going on? March has been a busy month for fracking in New York and there is a lot to catch up on.  In the past couple weeks the Assembly passed a moratorium, the Senate IDC introduced a moratorium, Siena released a new public opinion poll, the Senate Republicans are definitely pushing back on the […]

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