Issues

Issues

Protect our Clean Air and Water

Protect our Clean Air and Water

Protect our Clean Air and Water

Big fossil fuel companies are some of the worst polluters in our state. Lax regulations have allowed them to operate in a manner that endangers the quality of life of so many New Yorkers. This cannot continue. As Attorney General, I will investigate and litigate any corporations that pollute our air and contaminate our water, creating high rates of asthma, and producing water that is unsafe to drink. Profits should not be prioritized over the health of New Yorkers.

But it is not just big fossil fuel: in Newburgh, the biggest polluter is the Department of Defense, which has exposed the children of Newburgh to unacceptable levels of PFOS. And despite New York’s purported commitment to renewable energy reliance, new gas pipelines are being approved and pushed.

As AG, I will be aggressive in suing the big polluters, and where necessary, demanding that the Governor refer criminal and civil matters to the AGs office so our hands are not tied. I will intervene when New Yorkers are denied fair process by FERC, to comment on and pushback against fossil fuel projects that threaten their air and water.