Plastic Bag Law Is Recycled Back Into City Council
City Council members relaunched efforts this morning to reduce plastic and paper bag use, introducing new legislation that would place a 10-cent fee on every non-reusable bag distributed at grocery stores. [New York Observer]


NY State Pension Fund Asked to Divest Its Fossil Fuel Portfolio

“We want the State of New York, particularly Tom DiNapoli, the state comptroller, to show some real leadership in becoming the first state to pull pension funds out of investing in fossil fuels,” said Mark Dunlea, a spokesperson for 350NYC. [The Epoch Times]


EPA proposes greater protections for streams, wetlands under Clean Water Act

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule Tuesday that would give the federal government regulatory authority over millions of acres of wetlands and about 2 million miles of streams. [The Washington Post]


2013 MTA Ridership Reaches 65-Year High

Annual subway ridership of 1.708 billion is now the highest since 1949, and weekday ridership of 5.5 million is the highest since 1950. [MTA News]


Appeals panel: Christie administration improperly pulled N.J. out of program to cut greenhouse gas emissions

“This is an issue where the governor is clearly out of step with the public,” said Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey. “The governor’s stance on this issue becomes harder and harder to justify.” [North Jersey]


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