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Pollution

Toxic remnants of state’s industrial heyday dot a landscape at risk from warming world.
Residents say they’ve been waiting 10 years – since Superstorm Sandy – for city officials to develop climate resiliency and emergency responses.
More than 100 health professionals sent Gov. Phil Murphy a letter urging him to reject the project’s permits.
The shift in policy means hundreds of additional children will now be eligible for city-funded services each year, amounting to a 50% increase in the city’s annual caseloads of lead exposure.
Gas station company Genesis is accused by the U.S. Attorney’s office of allowing dangerous gas leaks in disadvantaged communities across the two states.
The site may also be eligible for federal funds, including a recent influx of $3.5 billion to the Superfund Remedial Program from the bipartisan infrastructure law, which President Biden ratified in November 2021.
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.
“We are unduly dependent upon large diesel trucks, way more than any of our peer cities,” said Department of Transportation Commissioner Hank Gutman.
Mold, bacteria, asbestos and shaky foundations are just a few of post-Ida plagues threatening New Yorkers.
Federal lawmakers took a major step last month to curb toxic chemicals that have polluted the water of cities and towns across America.
Here you can contemplate a curated collection of native plant species and simultaneously reflect on the ramifications of centuries of industrial pollution.
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