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  Brooklyn Navy Yard - Commissioner Ruling 2 October 21, 1993
NYPIRG asks that the specifics of how these requirements will be implemented be included in the permits for the facility.
I note that during the proceeding, although NYPIRG argued that emission offsets should be required, it never requested that the permit condition specify the precise sources that would be used as offsets, apparently recognizing that the particular sources would be specified in the course of the Department's administration of the permit.
NYPIRG states that newly adopted subdivision ECL 19-0302(2), codified as part of the Clean Air Compliance Act, requires that any performance, emission or control standard more stringent than what is required under the amended Federal Clean Air Act (Pub.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/ohms/decis/bnycr2.htm   (645 words)

 NYPIRG Letter
NYPIRG is an off-campus political advocacy organization operating at seven CUNY campuses: Brooklyn, City, Hunter, New York Tech, Queens, Queensboro, and Staten Island.
NYPIRG's activities at these CUNY colleges are funded through a yearly allocation of about $600,000 from activity fees paid by undergraduate students.
NYPIRG is the only off-campus special-interest organization permitted by the CUNY Board of Trustees to receive funds from student fees and to staff CUNY courses.
www.nas.org /affiliates/cunyas/NYPIRG_Jan99.html   (764 words)

 Stark Raving Rochester   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
NYPIRG is now heading toward a trend of propaganda and bandwagoning to simply bring in money without concern for the education of the public, or even of NYPIRG’s own employees and members.
The studies represented on NYPIRG’s flyers and that were used as a main source of information for the NYPIRG folks came from the American Cancer Society, and the statistics from a NYPIRG survey group.
NYPIRG is supposed to be on the side of the independent businessman.
www.starkravingnormal.com /Rochester/nypirg.html   (1407 words)

 NYPIRG, Gunther spar over $3 fee put on students
He said it is wrong for NYPIRG to be using a percentage of students' tuition to "push their political agenda.
NYPIRG was formed 26 years ago by students working with consumer advocate and Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
But Gunther said if NYPIRG is truly apolitical, then Horner "shouldn't have any problem" with giving students more say in how their money is used.
www.recordonline.com /archive/2000/08/24/onsnypir.htm   (401 words)

 Develop-- don't destroy. Mon, December 18, 2006
NYPIRG noted that very often lead agencies require sponsor's to downsize their project and/or incur higher expenses to mitigate the environmental impacts of a proposed project.
NYPIRG is New York State's largest non-profit, non-partisan, student-directed research and advocacy organization, NYPIRG has 21 college campus chapter offices throughout the state; ten of these are in New York City, including a chapter at Pratt Institute, located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood near the location of the proposed Project.
NYPIRG's environmental current and recent projects have focused on improving mass transit through the work of its Straphangers Campaign, and on environmental and public health, including drinking water protection, notification and reduction of pesticide use, clean air and energy, and toxic site clean-ups.
dddb.net /litigation/NYPIRGamicus031506.php   (505 words)

 [HK-Online] MP Tenants Rumble; NYPIRG & Enviros on WS
(NYPIRG's statement in opposition to the stadium follows this release.) In its statement, NYPIRG noted that stadia have a poor track record generating revenue and that if the city's financing scheme falters, city taxpayers would be on the hook.
Russianoff said that NYPIRG was also very troubled by legislation recently proposed by Governor Pataki, which would severely limit environmental challenges to the related expansion of the Javits Convention Center and possibly to the stadium.
NYPIRG is also very troubled by a provision in the proposed and related Convention Center legislation which would eliminate Supreme Court review of environmental challenges to the project.
www.tenant.net /pipermail/hkonline/2004-June/000384.html   (3119 words)

 Orion Power Holdings, Inc - Joint Ruling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
NYPIRG argues that this Applicant should be forced to accept the lower emission rate that its competitors have accepted in their permits.
NYPIRG asserts that this should be lowered to 0.033%, which was the limit in a permit issued to a neighboring proposed power plant, SCS Astoria (DEC Case No.2-6301-00647/0001).
NYPIRG has raised an issue that the proposed back-up fuel is not BACT, based upon the permit for a neighboring plant.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/ohms/decis/orionr.htm   (5284 words)

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NYPIRG staff Emily Nella, David Weinberg, and Alexis Jon-Keeton offerd pizza and soda after the meeting, but few students filled the seats in the auditorium on the sixth floor in the West building.
On March 25 NYPIRG sat up tables with phones so students could call the governor and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to state their opposition to the proposed tuition hike and TAP cuts.
NYPIRG is also working on the Straphangers campaign that monitors subways and buses.
theword.hunter.cuny.edu /archive/vol41/news/sumnew4.html   (1011 words)

 The New Paltz Oracle - NYPIRG provides affordable textbooks
Students should stop by the NYPIRG office, located in room 322 of the Student Union Building, and fill out an application listing textbooks they would like to sell, as well as textbooks they are looking to purchase.
Jamie Varriale, a sophomore, said that "It (the NYPIRG book exchange) is something that I would like to say I'd take part in, however, to be perfectly honest, I'm lazy." However, Varriale added that if the service were available online, she would be much more apt to actually use it.
NYPIRG is also working on affiliating the book buy back system with Student Government which will only make the service more widely available and hopefully, raise student awareness.
www.newpaltz.edu /oracle/article.cfm?id=291   (540 words)

 February 22, 2001-Vol32n21: UB checks out NYPIRG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
NYPIRG held a general-interest meeting on Feb. 13 that attracted more than 140 students-sufficient interest for the group to continue its organizing efforts, Stern says.
Stern says NYPIRG has been instrumental in the passage of numerous pieces of legislation, including the bottle bill, the generic drug law, the lemon law, the Freedom of Information Act, and most recently, the first safe cigarette law and the neighbor notification bill for pesticide applications.
She notes that having a NYPIRG chapter at UB would help in coordinating statewide campaigns, as well as strengthen local student efforts in cooperation with the active chapter at Buffalo State College.
www.buffalo.edu /reporter/vol32/vol32n21/n2.html   (450 words)

 Article | Lead Paint Scam
In fact, the NYPIRG study actually underscores the progress here: The great majority of the children it claims are suffering from "lead poisoning" fall into the lowest risk classification - that is, its "victims" have significantly lower lead levels than did the average American child of 25 years ago.
NYPIRG's "solution" is also hysterically overwrought: Replace the city's 1998 lead-paint law with a much tougher measure, now before the City Council, that would force landlords and homeowners to remove lead paint wherever it's found, even where it isn't exposed and where disturbing the paint might do more harm than simply containing it.
But the new law would set off a wave of suits, overburdening New York's already strained budget, because it makes it easier to sue landlords, including the city, even in cases where it's not clear that it is a child's home that is the cause of lead contamination.
www.manhattan-institute.org /html/_nypost-lead_paint.htm   (650 words)

 Litigation on New York's air-emission permits -- April 10, 2002
In the lawsuit, NYPIRG is challenging the EPA's final approval to the Title V permit program, its response to a NYPIRG petition on alleged program deficiencies, and EPA's approval of three specific permits.
NYPIRG believes that most provisions of pre-Title V permits should be considered federally enforceable conditions of Title V permits, Pokalsky said.
NYPIRG is arguing that in cases where the state permit is implementing a federal requirement, the state's excuse provision should not apply.
www.bcnys.org /whatsnew/2002/0410epa.htm   (596 words)

 ESRI News -- ArcNews Spring 2003 Issue -- New York City Focuses on Lead Poisoning Prevention With GIS
NYPIRG earlier had sued the city to obtain computerized data of the geographic distribution of lead poisoning cases, but refusals by city officials prevented any meaningful maps from being used during the debate over the 1999 law.
NYPIRG's report was released in June 2002, and its impact was powerful and immediate.
NYPIRG's maps were displayed prominently and referred to repeatedly during the hearing, helping provide the caucus members with a clear picture of the importance of the issue in their districts.
www.esri.com /news/arcnews/spring03articles/new-york-city.html   (1113 words)

 ACSH > Health Issues >
In a 1986 report, NYPIRG described two discrete observations—that an urban estuary was polluted and that particular landfills had leaks—under a heading whose implication was that leakage from the landfills had polluted the estuary.
Another 1986 NYPIRG report, The Burning Question: Garbage Incineration vs. Total Recycling in New York City, purports to be a demonstration of the feasibility of recycling 60 to 90 percent of New York City's solid waste.
For example, NYPIRG assigned to park waste alone (i.e., grass and leaves at city parks) the quantity of waste assigned to food and yard waste together in the government database the group said was its resource.
www.acsh.org /healthissues/newsID.780/healthissue_detail.asp   (1480 words)

Anyone donating the minimum tax-deductible NYPIRG membership of $30 ($20 for senior citizens) per year is eligible for participation in the Fuel Buyers Group at no additional cost.
NYPIRG began the Fuel Buyers Group in 1979 when the Mideast oil crisis was driving energy prices higher at an alarming rate.
NYPIRG’s Fuel Buyers Group has also been a leader in the fight for energy conservation measures and consumer protection legislation such as the Home Insulation and Energy Conservation Act (HIECA).
www.townsunited.com /nypirg.htm   (399 words)

 New York Public Interest Research Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NYPIRG is controlled by a student board of directors.
NYPIRG is New York's largest consumer protection and good government organization.
NYPIRG is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and advocacy organization established, directed and supported by New York State college and university students.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NYPIRG   (429 words)

 WNYC - News - NYPIRG Turns 30
AZ: NYPIRG member Harmonico Kao, a 20-year-old sophomore at the College of Staten Island, is standing in Grand Central Terminal, yelling at the top of his lungs.
AZ: 25 years later, Russianoff is NYPIRG s senior attorney, and the bulldog behind the Straphanger's Campaign, the mass transit advocacy group.
Of NYPIRG's 20 chapters, 18 are on State University and City University campuses.
www.wnyc.org /news/articles/39160   (1555 words)

 New York Waterways
NYPIRG researchers found that polluters repeatedly exceeded their permit limits, often by egregious amounts.
NYPIRG called on the Bush administration to back off its efforts to weaken the Clean Water Act and to commit to strengthening enforcement of this landmark legislation.
NYPIRG’s primary areas of focus are environmental protection, public health and government accountability.
www.fishkillridgecommunityheritage.org /polluters_ny_waterways.htm   (719 words)

 Pipe Dream on the Web
NYPIRG doesn't bring issues to present to students.
NYPIRG project coordinator Claire Gorman said NYPIRG had nothing to do with the resolution.
Gorman explained in order for something to become a NYPIRG issue, it has to go through the board of directors, which consists of around 40 students from the 20 NYPIRG campuses.
www.bupipedream.com /112202/news/n2.htm   (578 words)

 || Student Services Corporation ||
NYPIRG is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group established to effect policy reforms while training students and other New Yorkers to be advocates.
Since 1973, NYPIRG has played the key role in fighting for more than 100 pieces of public interest legislation or executive orders.
In addition, NYPIRG's outreach program travels to communities across the state to educate and activate local residents on vital issues.
www.ccny.cuny.edu /student_affairs/SSC/SSC09.html   (106 words)

 CMAP - Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
NYPIRG CMAP director Steven Romalewski said "Who Represents Me?" was also being enhanced to keep contact information for officials as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
NYPIRG has alerted each of the 51 Council offices, 65 Assembly representatives, 26 State Senate offices, and 13 Congressional districts in New York about this special feedback form.
NYPIRG staff will check the information with each office once it is submitted, and add the updated contacts to the website, ensuring more timely and accurate contact information online.
geoplace.com /pressrelease/detail.asp?id=6296   (549 words)

 New York Public Interest Research Group
NYPIRG is a leading force in protecting human health from exposure to hazardous chemicals, increasing citizen involvement in environmental decision-making, and expanding the public's right-to-know.
NYPIRG works at the local, state, and national level to achieve our goal of a cleaner and healthier environment for all New Yorkers.
Nuclear Energy: NYPIRG is part of an alliance to shut down the Indian Point nuclear reactors north of New York City.
www.nypirg.org /enviro   (340 words)

 <Headline>   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
"NYPIRG's study reveals such a vast misuse, abuse and overuse of standardized tests [through grade two] that only one solution can solve the problem: New York State must ban mass use of standardized tests from pre-school through grade two and use alternative and appropriate methods of evaluation.
NYPIRG's findings are based on a survey of New York's 700 school districts, 20% of which responded.
NYPIRG, FairTest and the American Reading Council have already convened several meetings in New York to discuss forming a coalition that would work toward banning the mass use of pre-kindergarten through grade two standardized testing in New York.
www.fairtest.org /examarts/fall89/NEWYORK.html   (639 words)

 NYPIRG Disputes Bush Policies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
NYPIRG says the administration has relaxed power plant emission limits.
The group cites Rochester Gas and Electric’s Russell Power Station in its own report, saying it is the 12th least efficient plant in the United States in terms of sulfur dioxide emissions.
NYPIRG wants older plants like Russell Station to be subject to tougher pollution standards.
www.rnews.com /print.cfm?id=14010   (123 words)

 ASP Online
Pending legislation in both the State Assembly and Senate resulted in a rally by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) in front of the New York State Court of Appeals.
The rally had many different speakers, two of whom were the recipients of the NYPIRG Citizenship Award, which commends their efforts to protect New York State's civil justice system, Chris Lee and Chuck Packevicz.
NYPIRG members from almost all of the campuses that have offices came to the rally as part of their Spring Conference.
www.albany.edu /~asp/issue19990319/nypirg_rally.html   (584 words)

 The Daily Star - Online Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gunther said he is annoyed about NYPIRG's funding, a quarter of which comes from State University of New York student activity fees.
There are 20 NYPIRG chapters on State University and City University campuses throughout New York, including Binghamton University.
He said when students register for classes, there should be a detailed explanation of what NYPIRG is and the issues for which it fights.
www.thedailystar.com /news/stories/2000/08/24/nypirg.html   (589 words)

Representatives of NYPIRG called for a ban on this anti-consumer practice.
NYPIRG called upon the United States Congress, New York State Legislature and local governments in New York to pass pending legislation that would ban ATM surcharges.
            NYPIRG is a not-for-profit, non-partisan research and advocacy organization established, directed and supported by New York State college and university students.
www.stopatmfees.com /NYCNewsRelease.htm   (502 words)

 Students Protest Proposed Budget
NYPIRG intern Jessenia Vazcones, a freshman, said, “A tuition hike is unfair because they should invest more money in our education.
Vazcones pointed out that the governor has a 30-day amendment period to make a different recommendation to the state legislature, one that, in her words, “doesn’t rely on fiscal gimmicks to borrow from students”.
Vazcones called the event a success, saying, “We had a lot of people sign up,” many of them to accompany NYPIRG students from around the state on a bus trip to Albany on March 6 to lobby local elected officials to stop tuition hikes.
qcpages.qc.cuny.edu /knightnews/budget29.html   (606 words)

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