2023 Environmental Opportunities for New York State

Following the environmental successes in 2022, we’ve outlined several legislative opportunities for New York in 2023. New York has long been a national leader in the fight against climate change and advancing progressive environmental laws and policies. In 2022, New York State added to its impressive list of recent successesContinue Reading

Innosphere Ventures and Colorado State University Announce

Fort Collins, Colorado, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fort Collins– Innosphere Ventures and Colorado State University (CSU) announce the fourteen startup and scaleup companies that have been selected to join the 2023 REACH (Regional Energy Accelerator for Commercializing Hard-Tech) incubator program. The REACH Energy Accelerator provides hard tech-based consulting,Continue Reading

EPR still top recycling issue for state policymakers, but plastics and repair laws also on the horizon

State legislators are already hard at work crafting and introducing numerous recycling-related policies in 2023, which some advocates say are critical to accomplishing looming recycling and diversion goals. Extended producer responsibility programs for packaging and other materials are once again a top priority for many states, and each year itContinue Reading

Bans on dangerous chemicals in plastics that are put in electronics, vinyl flooring, and beverage liners among first-in-nation policies proposed in Washington state

Public hearing held today on proposed new rules, as part of Safer Products for Washington law Health advocates, scientists, community members, and firefighters testify that bans are urgently needed to protect health, water, and wildlife Olympia, WA—Today, Washington State Department of Ecology held a public hearing on proposed new rulesContinue Reading

Representatives partake in the first legislative session of the year Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. This session, nearly 60 bills pertaining to the environment will pass through these halls as committees decide to move them along or stop them in their tracks.

More than 50 bills related to the environment have been filed at the Indiana General Assembly — a swell during a budgeting year when lawmakers are also tackling major issues including inflation and the economy, marijuana and education issues. Some of the bills could mean big steps forward on studyingContinue Reading

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On New Year’s Eve, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed New York’s “Cumulative Impacts” bill into law, making New York the second state in the nation to require assessment of “cumulative impacts” affecting certain communities before an environmental permit is issued or renewed. The Cumulative Impacts Bill originated in SenateContinue Reading