- Reflections on E2's First 10 Years
- Championing clean cars and taxis, e-waste reduction and recycling
- Helping move Clean Cars policy, protect air quality, combat global warming
- Galvanizing around fisheries, clean energy, public health, transit and global warming
- Expanding membership, solidifying relationships, fighting for green energy and jobs
- Harnessing enthusiasm for environmental protection in Oregon and Washington
- E2's ''Get Off Oil'' team in Senate meetings
- Members focus on clean energy and freshwater supply
- Focus meetings discuss "invisible energy"
- New England marks E2's 10th birthday
- San Francisco EcoSalon on necessity for all users to cooperate
- E2 TeleSalon for June 2010
With the end of the 2010 New York legislative session near, E2 members Chris Arndt, Andrew Hurwitz, Patty Jen Arndt, Michelle Madden and David Moyar joined NRDC’s New York Legislative Director Rich Schrader, Senior Attorney Kate Sinding, and policy analyst Pierre Bull for E2’s fifth annual lobby trip to Albany.
The team focused on four important environmental initiatives:
- A temporary suspension of gas drilling in New York State to enable a thorough review of the current regulatory framework
- Authority for New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation to collect data about and regulate industrial water withdrawal
- An amendment to 2009’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) legislation that would enable private capital to finance efficiency and clean energy retrofits for commercial and residential buildings
- The New York Solar Industry Development and Jobs Act, which would set New York on a path to add 5,000 megawatts of solar power over the next 15 years.
In the eight offices we visited, there was serious consideration given to each of these initiatives, but even at this late hour in the session, it was impossible to determine where the legislative cards will fall.
We look forward to reporting on the progress of each of these four NY initiatives.
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