New York law requires utilities to build out gas infrastructure at customers’ expense. The Senate wants to close the spigot.
Private attorney Caitlin Halligan helped let Chevron off the hook for billions of dollars it owed Ecuadorians over the company’s pollution of the Amazon.
Comptroller Brad Lander is scrutinizing the climate impacts of private equity investments — an area his counterpart in Albany has yet to address.
Last-minute legislation would transform New York’s climate law, allowing significantly higher emissions over the next decade.
Deceptive Facebook ads, hundreds of thousands of mailers to customers, six-figure lobbying campaigns — here’s how fossil fuel companies are fighting to keep electrification at bay.
National Fuel urged customers to oppose a gas appliance ban. It’s just one strategy in the fossil fuel industry’s mounting offensive against climate action.
The New York Power Authority manages resources built half a century ago. But a plan to make it the vanguard of clean energy could be hamstrung by labor-environmentalist divisions.
A case challenging High Acres landfill leaves the fate of the so-called “green amendment” with New York’s courts.
And what it doesn’t.
Under federal law, the public housing agency is required to hire low-income tenants. Records show it has often missed the mark.
Big banks and venture capital firms have flirted with the residential energy market for years. Ithaca is giving these lenders a shot with theirs.
The idea is winning over skeptics. Will the harmony last when it’s time to hammer out the details?
Some environmentalists say the amendments would allow unacceptable pollution. Others argue they’re missing the point.
By liberally allowing landlords to purchase renewable energy credits, the new Adams rule would defang Local Law 97.
More than three years after the state passed its sweeping climate bill, the ball is back in lawmakers’ court.
Two years ago, Andrew Cuomo vetoed a clean water bill, citing staff cuts. Last Friday, Kathy Hochul used the same argument to turn it down again.
The governor has three weeks and 265 potential laws to consider. New York Focus compiled them all.
Wall Street watchdog Adrienne Harris said her department would release climate change guidance for banks in 2022. She’s yet to publish a draft.
While the state climate council weighs a “cap-and-invest” program, environmental justice groups are pressing for new taxes on the rich and the polluters.
Routing $500 million through a Blackstone fund, the New York State Common Retirement Fund is among the largest investors in a notorious Ohio coal plant.