NYC-EJA in the News


Waterfront Justice Project

New York Times: New York Is Lagging as Seas and Risks Rise, Critics Warn

New York Times: As Floods Recede, Superfund Neighborhoods Fear Contamination

Huffington Post: Hurricane Sandy: Toxic Pollution, Low-Income Families In Direct Path Of Storm Surges 

Huffington Post: Now Will Obama Break His Climate Silence?

PBS Newshour: Industrial Residue From Receding Sandy Flood Waters Raise Concerns for Residents 

Inter Press Service News Agency: Erratic Weather Looms Above while Injustice Boils Below

National Resources Defense Council Blog (Al Huang): Hurricane Sandy's Disproportionate Impact on NYC's Most Vulnerable Communities

City Limits: Why the City's Flood Maps Got It Wrong? 

City Limits: Japan Tsunami, Katrina Memories Wash Into Waterfront Debate

StreetsBlog: Draft Plan for Waterfront Promises Greenways, Silent on Ferries 

News12 Brooklyn: New map shows toxic spill areas in Brooklyn


Solid Waste & Waste Transfer Stations

NY Post: Bill Thompson offended by 'environmental racism' charge he claims was made by Christine Quinn

Village Voice: What We Talk About When Quinn Talks About "Environmental Racism"

Capital New York: Now, Thompson raises off Quinn's 'Environmental Racism' comment

Capital New York: On Delicate Issues, Bill Thompson Doesn't Presume to be Specific 

New York Daily News: Trash Fight Rages On Between Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson 

Wall St. Journal: Thompson, Quinn Recycle Trash Fight

City Limits: Fiscal Woes, Long-Held Fears Spur Waste-to-Energy Debate 

NY Environment:  The Bronx is Breathing

News 12 Brooklyn: New map shows toxic spill areas in Brooklyn

City Limits: Coalition Calls on City to Transform Trash in Upcoming PlaNYC

WABC-7: New York City Council Considers Charges for Plastic, Paper Bags


Community Resiliency

The Epoch Times: Sandy Regional Assembly Analyzes Bloomberg’s SIRR Report

WBAI Pacifica Radio: Sandy Regional Assembly Issues Report

Fox 5 News: Groups want more public input on storm rebuilding

NY1: Community-based task force offers advice on hurricane recovery

City Limits: A Grassroots Plan for Surviving Superstorms 

The New York World: Rebuilding from the ground up 

Gotham Gazette: Today’s Report: ‘Strategies for community-based resiliency in New York and New Jersey’

News 12 Long Island: Sandy Regional Assembly recommends grassroots Recovery Agenda

Rooflines, The Shelterforce Blog.: Recovery from the Grassroots

Colorlines: Environmental Justice’ Soldiers On Without a King, Queen—or Major Dollars

Gotham Gazette: The Climate Justice Mayor: How De Blasio Can Reduce Emissions and Create Good Jobs

People's World: New York City climate change activists strategize for future


People's Climate March

Earth Island Journal: Lacing Up for Historic Climate Justice March 

Op-Ed: Why We March: Stepping Forth for a Planet in Peril

New York Times:  Taking a Call for Climate Change to the Streets 

The Latin Post: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Introduces Sweeping Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Emissions by 80 Percent by 2025

NY1 Noticias: Nueva York y el cambio climatico

NY1 Online Video:  Panel Previews People's Climate March

NYC-EJA Policy Director, Juan Camilo Osorio (En Español) Video:   El debate sobre el cambio climático insta a los mandatarios a actuar

CommonDreams: Climate Justice Movement: Moment Is Now to 'Change Everything'

Grist: At this year’s big climate rally, most of the people won’t be pale, male, and stale

The Epoch Times: Coalition Brings Attention to September Climate Change March

The Indypendent: Organizers Promise Big Turnout for People’s Climate March

EcoWatch: People’s Climate March—Largest Climate March in World History—Launched in Times Square

Common Dreams: 'Disruption': Film Offers Grassroots Global Revolt as Key Answer to Climate Crisis

Earth Island Journal: In Review: Disruption


Energy and Jobs:

ReadMedia: Groups Praise Environmental Justice Protections in Power Plant Siting Legislation

Capitol Confidential: Praise For Power NY

News LI: Senate Passes Landmark “Power NY” Legislation


Charter Revision & Fair Share

City Limits: Charter Panel’s Narrow Scope Stirs Concerns

City Limits: Term Limits & Land Use Top Charter Revision List

City Limits: Call To The Charter To Do More


NYC-EJA Public Testimonies and Press Statements


Waterfront Justice Project



Solid Waste & Transfer Stations

Testimony to the City Council in Support of Intro. 495 to amend the administrative code of the City of New York in relation to reducing permitted capacity at putrescible and non-putrescible solid waste transfer stations in overburdened districts. (02/13/15)

Testimony to the City Council in support of Intro. 1170 to amend the administrative code of the City of New York in relation to reducing permitted capacity at putrescible and nonputrescible solid waste transfer stations in overburdened districts (10/25/13)


People's Climate March

Largest Global Call for Climate Action in History (07/21/14)

Wednesday: Rally at City Hall with Council Members Endorsing the March; Go Behind the Scenes with March Organizers at Final Mass Meeting (07/09/14)

Rally in Times Square this Wednesday to Launch the Largest Climate March in World History (08/11/14)


Community Resiliency

Comments to the City of New York Action Plan Amendment 8 for Community Development Block Grant -- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds, Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013. (01/16/15)

Comments to the NY City Council on proposed legislation following recommendations of the Building Resiliency Task Force, and the Mayors’ Special Initiative on Rebuilding and Resiliency. (09/03/13)

Sandy Regional Assembly SIRR Press Release (07/23/13)

Testimony to the NY City Council: “Oversight Hearing – Rebuilding After Sandy and Improving the Resiliency of the City’s Infrastructure”. (06/27/13)

Testimony to the NY Council: Hearing on Hurricane Sandy after action report and recommendations. (06/20/13)


Energy & Green Jobs

Comments to the NYS Public Service Commission on the Petition of Consolidated Edison
Company of New York, Inc. for Approval of Brooklyn/Queens Demand Management
Program. (03/23/15)

Comments to the NYS Public Service Commission regarding the Con Edison Brooklyn ‐ Queens Demand Management program. (12/04/14)

Letter of Support for On-Bill Recovery Legislation for the Green Jobs-Green NY Program (02/06/10)

C.U.R.E.’s Key Issues For Article X Reform (06/04/04)


Brownfield Redevelopment

NYC Brownfields and Community Revitalization Act: Brownfields LBCP Sign on Letter (03/10)


Charter Revision & Fair Share

Charter Revision & Environmental Justice: Fair Share and 197-a Reform

What happened to the fair share and 197-a sections of the Charter?

Fair Share Letter to Chair Goldstein  (05/17/10)