A number of local legislators want Dutchess County to reduce its use of fossil fuels. To this end, they have submitted a resolution setting specific targets, and are using a county across the river as an example.
As global climate strikes take place across the region today, another focus of climate change is an unaccounted-for source of greenhouse gas emissions. Hudson River sewage overflows are the culprit, and a new study suggests that stopping water pollution is an untapped strategy to mitigate climate change.
The nine Mid-Atlantic and New England states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have agreed to a draft proposal that will further reduce power plant carbon emissions under the regional environmental pact.
Vassar College students have been holding a sit-in this week, calling on the college’s Board of Trustees to divest its endowment funds from direct holdings in fossil fuel companies. Vassar is just one of hundreds of campuses—a number of them in the Northeast—where such efforts have taken place over the past few years.
The scandals and controversies that have engulfed Albany surely feed public cynicism. However, the vast majority of the time, government is providing services that help people, and it does so in a reasonably efficient and ethical way.
The Attorneys General from 12 states and the District of Columbia have submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency calling on the federal agency to cut climate change pollution from power plants.