In 2010, former Gov. David Paterson issued the nation’s first temporary ban on “fracking,” the most dangerous form of drilling, after we organized thousands of New Yorkers to speak out and take action.
A brighter future for wind and solar.
New policies we helped win will make it easier to build wind farms on and offshore, and to put solar panels on our roofs.
A step closer to restoring Long Island Sound.
In 2010, at the urging of our staff and members, the Environmental Protection Agency introduced new clean water rules that will curb the sewage pollution that flows into Long Island Sound.
At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward.
On July 29, President Obama announced the outline of new clean car standards covering cars and light trucks through 2025, which will amount to the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming. Nathan Willcox, our federal global warming program director, had the honor of thanking the president in person.