Monday, September 20, 2021

NYLCV - Environmental News for September 20th


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Here’s what we’re reading this week:

 Service)Urging the EPA to change its Trump-Era Drinking Water Policy for Lead and Copper

Along with 147 other organizations, NYLCV is urging the EPA to remove the previous administration's harmful revision to the Lead and Copper Rule and instead implement new broad changes to the program that would prioritize decreasing lead exposure. 

Adapting the City for Climate Change

With power outages and flooding across the city, Hurricane Ida’s impact highlights the need for New York City to strengthen its infrastructure, especially as climate change becomes a greater threat.

"The water infrastructure investments that are included as part of the Build Back Better Act will make a big difference in making New York better prepared for flooding events,which are going to be more frequent and more intense here in the Northeast." said NYLCV President Julie Tighe to Public Service News. The plan also boosts clean-energy jobs and creates a Civilian Climate Corps. (Public News Service)
The Brooklyn Bridge bike lane opened to the public on Tuesday, bringing a welcome end to the chaotic mix of cyclist and pedestrian traffic on the iconic bridge’s promenade. The new two-way lane lies on the Manhattan-bound side of the roadbed, separated from passing drivers by concrete barriers topped with chain link fencing. NYLCV President Julie Tighe was on hand to take an inaugural ride. (Brooklyn Eagle)
State environmental regulators unveiled proposed rules for a ban on polystyrene set for next year. The proposed regulations, which are set to ban polystyrene containers and loose fill packaging, also known as "packing peanuts.” The DEC is accepting comments on the proposed regulations until Nov. 22. (Oswego County News Now)

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