July 11, 2007. FPI teamed up with New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, Environmental Advocates, NYPIRG and the Sierra Club to call attention to the taxpayer funds being poured into Empire Zones, the Brownfield Cleanup Program, and industrial development agencies – business subsidy programs that lack basic accountability measures and anti-sprawl provisions. Group press release >>… (read more)
Economic development policies
Preliminary Oral Comments of New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on the Allocation of Carbon Dioxide Allowances Pursuant to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Cap-and-Trade Program
May 2, 2006. The comments below were delivered in Hartford, CT, by New York State Assistant Attorney General J. Jared Snyder.
In general, the Attorney General’s office supports the carbon dioxide emission reduction program embodied in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) model rule. Global warming is undoubtedly the most significant environmental problem facing America today and the RGGI cap-and-trade program is a good first step to reducing emissions from power plants, one of the two main sources of CO2 … (read more)