Governor Hochul and State Legislature Stifle Environmental Justice in 2024 Session
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by Chris Dobens
2w ago
Weak Leadership and Catering to Wealthy Business Interests Smothered Widespread Support for Key Environmental Justice Bills    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 8, 2024 Contact: Chris Dobens, 718-679-8542, chris@weact.org   ALBANY, NY — As the New York State Legislature’s 2024 session ends, communities of color and low-income communities across the state will continue to suffer from rising energy costs, polluted air, and toxic exposures as elected officials in Albany failed to take action on impactful and common sense environmental justice legislation, including the New Y ..read more
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WE ACT Response to ENR Committee Advancement of FERC Nominees to the Senate Floor
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by Ashley Sullivan
2w ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2024 CONTACTAshley Sullivan ashley.sullivan@weact.org Washington, D.C. – Yesterday,  the U.S. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee voted to advance three nominees to serve as Commissioners at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to the Senate floor for consideration. This proceeds from an ENR hearing this past March to consider the nominees consisting of David Rosner, Judy Chang, and Lindsay See. In response, Anastasia Gordon, Federal Policy Director at WE ACT for Environmental Justice had this to say: “Given their testimonies a ..read more
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WE ACT Applauds White House & EPA Clean School Bus Program Grants Announcement
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by Ashley Sullivan
2w ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 5, 2024   CONTACT: Ashley Sullivan ashley.sullivan@weact.org    WASHINGTON—The Biden-Harris Administration announced the recipients of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Program rebate competition. This initiative, funded by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, is set to significantly impact the environment and the health of school children and surrounding communities across the nation. In response, WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s Federal Policy Manager Yuwa Vosper shared the following,  “We are opt ..read more
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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GROUPS PROVIDE KEY FEEDBACK ON EPA GREENHOUSE GAS GUIDELINES FOR EXISTING GAS PLANTS 
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by Ashley Sullivan
3w ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 31, 2024 Contacts:  WE ACT for Environmental Justice Ashley Sullivan Ashley.Sullivan@weact.org Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School Angelica Salazar salazara@newschool.edu New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance Brooke Helmick  brooke@njeja.org Deep South Center for Environmental Justice  Ginger LeBlanc gingerl@dscej.org Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy Anahi Naranjo anaranjo@ceed.org Center for the Urban Environment of the John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research at Kean University Dr. Nicky Sheats newbian8@veriz ..read more
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With $5 Billion on the Line, Advocates Deliver Letter to Public Service Commission on Top Energy Efficiency Priorities
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by Chris Dobens
3w ago
First Test for New Commissioners’ Commitment to Environmental Justice   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2024 Contact: Charlie Heller, charlie@agreeny.org, 609 933-6774   ALBANY, NY– Members of environmental and energy advocacy organizations met with the Public Service Commission (PSC) today, where they delivered a letter from 150 organizations asking the Commission to make a major commitment to get energy and cost saving home improvements to more New Yorkers.  Energy efficiency – which includes insulation, air sealing, efficient appliances, and other energy and cost saving measure ..read more
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Environmental Justice Advocates Met with Elected Officials and Agency Heads in Nation’s Capital to Urge Continued Support for Healthier Homes 
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by Ashley Sullivan
1M ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 24, 2024 Contact: Ashley Sullivan Ashley.Sullivan@weact.org Environmental Justice Advocates Met with Elected Officials and Agency Heads in Nation’s Capital to Urge Continued Support for Healthier Homes  WE ACT for Environmental Justice and advocates from across the country urged federal officials and Members of Congress to ensure the right to healthy homes for environmental justice communities  WASHINGTON — WE ACT for Environmental Justice and advocates from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C. this week to raise concerns by sharing stories and key re ..read more
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New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning Release 2024 Lead Agenda
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by Chris Dobens
1M ago
Twenty Years After Passage of Groundbreaking New York City Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act, Coalition Releases Five-Step Roadmap to Eliminate Lead Poisoning in New York City   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2024 Contact: Chris Dobens, chris@weact.org, 718-679-8542   NEW YORK – The New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning (NYCCELP) has released its 2024 Lead Agenda: A Roadmap to Eliminate Lead Poisoning in New York City, which provides a five-step plan to finally make the city effectively lead free. Timed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of passing the groundbreaking New ..read more
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Fiscal Year 2025 (FY2025) Funding Request for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
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by Jama Joseph
1M ago
The Honorable Tammy Baldwin The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito Chair Ranking Member Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Human Health Services, Education, Health Services, Education, and Related  and Related Agencies, Appropriations Agencies, Appropriations United States Senate United States Senate   The Honorable Robert Aderholt The Honorable Rosa DeLauro Chair Ranking Member Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Human Health Services, Education, Health Services, Education, and Related  and Related Agencie ..read more
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WE ACT Responds to FERC’s Finalized Rules for Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation, and Permits to Site Interstate Electric Transmission Facilities
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by Jama Joseph
1M ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2024 Media Contact: Jama.Joseph@weact.org, (646) 951-1648   Washington, D.C. – This week the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) finalized long-awaited regulatory reforms and actions that will enhance the electrical transmission system in the U.S. These rules, including “Building for the Future Through Electric Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation” and “Applications for Permits to Site Interstate Electric Transmission Facilities”, could enable the build out of new transmission lines and bring us closer to realizing a clean, renewable ene ..read more
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WE ACT and GreenLatinos Respond to NEPA Phase II Updates Announcement
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by Ashley Sullivan
1M ago
April 30, 2024 WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Biden-Harris Administration announced finalization of its Phase II updates to the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which included reconciliation of changes that occurred as a result of passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023. Dana Johnson, Senior Director of Strategy and Federal Policy, with WE ACT for Environmental Justice and Irene Burga, Climate Justice and Clean Air Program Director, with GreenLatinos responded as their organizations co-authored technical comments that were submitted to the C ..read more
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