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Residents say they’ve been waiting 10 years – since Superstorm Sandy – for city officials to develop climate resiliency and emergency responses.
Switching away from Con Edison may not be your best option.
Since spring 2020, the Greenidge Generation natural gas plant in Dresden has powered a 24-7 bitcoin mining operation that is endangering the region environmentally, according to some residents.
Despite declining pollution levels, two recent studies published found urban air is still a health hazard for city dwellers.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has extended the deadline for National Grid’s air permit to review more than 6,000 public comments and an emissions proposal.
As energy provider National Grid awaits New York’s final answer on the air permit for two new liquid natural gas vaporizers, community groups are putting pressure on Hochul to reject it, citing violation of environmental laws.
A new law will set tight air pollution limits on new building construction that curtails dependence on fossil fuels such as oil and gas.
The pollutants, primarily chlorinated solvents and petrochemicals derived from carbon, were first discovered in 2005 by Exxon Mobil and the New York State Department of Transportation as part of a separate cleanup in Greenpoint.
The next mayor will face dual crises—recovering from the pandemic and confronting climate change.
Some environmentalists celebrated the closure due to the energy plant’s proximity to New York City, but it has sinister immediate implications for the state’s climate goals.
New York City consumes massive amounts of natural gas to stay warm and run stoves. Energy experts say there is a greener way forward.
Nearly one year after the initial divestment pledge was made, the city is still doing business with the institutions directly responsible for the climate crisis.
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