Posted on May 4, 2016 by Rebecca Bratspies
CUER filed official comments raising serious objections to the Port Authority’s plan to abandon its Clean Truck Plan, the ambitious plan that would have dramatically reduced air pollution across the region. CUER alleged: “the Port Authority’s…
Posted on December 31, 2015 by Andy Jones
The Environmental Protection Agency finalized new ground-level ozone regulations October 1, bringing the standard closer to what is necessary to protect human health, but still to weak in the eyes of many environmental and public health…
Posted on October 21, 2015 by Andy Jones
On behalf of CUER, Professor Bratspies recently participated in an on-line dialogue about green roofs as a climate justice strategy. After identifying the legal barriers to widespread adoption of green roofs, Professor Bratspies made the case that that…
Posted on October 15, 2015 by Andy Jones
CUER and the CUNY Law Green Coalition held a lively discussion at the CUNY School of Law on September 25, providing students a unique international perspective on our country’s consumption practices and global warming impacts. The…
Posted on October 14, 2015 by Andy Jones
The Eastern Queens Alliance recently honored CUER Director Rebecca Bratspies at its annual Idlewild Wetland and Wildlife Benefit and Award Luncheon. This year’s theme, “Our Communities Matter,” resonated throughout the afternoon, as community activists discussed a…
Posted on April 23, 2014 by Ethan
On Earth Day 2014, NYC Mayor De Blasio announced sweeping changes to the City’s Air Pollution Control Code. If fully implemented, these updates will help further increase the quality of air in the United States’ biggest…
Posted on March 28, 2014 by Webmaster
On March 20, 2014, CUER co-hosted an evening conversation about environmental justice featuring Dr. Robert Bullard.
Posted on March 11, 2014 by Webmaster
With the generous support of the Northstar Fund’s Greening Western Queens Fund, CUER spent Spring 2013 and Fall 2014 working closely with fifth grade students at PS85Q in Astoria Queens.
Posted on March 7, 2014 by Rebecca Bratspies
On February 28, 2014, CUER Director Rebecca Bratspies testified before the City Council Environmental Committee.
Posted on February 25, 2014 by Rebecca Bratspies
At first glance, Greenpoint seems much like many other ethnically diverse New York City neighborhood struggling with rapid gentrification.