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Clean air. Clean water. A healthy environment for all New Yorkers.

We are a growing coalition uniting to make sure every New Yorker can thrive in a healthy environment. We’re a diverse campaign working to add a right to clean air, water, and a healthful environment to the New York Constitution.

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Clean air. Clean water. A healthy environment for all New Yorkers.

Vote Yes for Clean Air and Water

This fall, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to vote to amend the New York State Constitution to include:

Each person shall have a right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment.

This amendment will help make sure that all New Yorkers have clean air and water. No one should get sick just because of where they live or where they work. The Environmental Rights Amendment will change that.

This constitutional amendment would also:

New Yorkers have a right to clean air, water, and a healthful environment in every zip code. Vote YES for clean air and water.

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ENDORSEMENT: On Nov. 2, vote 'yes' for democracy and New York's environment | Opinion

October 21, 2021

New Yorkers begin casting their ballots this week and some of the most important decisions will appear on the back of the ballot. There voters will find five proposals to change the New York State Constitution. Four of these could have profound impacts on New York’s democracy and its environment.

ENDORSEMENT: On Nov. 2, vote 'yes' for democracy and New York's environment | Opinion

ENDORSEMENT: No on 1, Yes on the rest: How to vote on New York’s November ballot questions

October 18, 2021

On the back of the ballot for mayor are five proposed amendments to the state Constitution. Several are important and should pass; one is minor and might as well pass; one is feel-good meaninglessness, and one is a mulligan stew of some good ideas tainted with a partisan poison pill. By the numbers, the Daily News urges readers vote no on Proposal No. 1 and yes on Proposal Nos. 2 through 5. Each is being put before voters having been passed by the Legislature in two successive sessions.

ENDORSEMENT: No on 1, Yes on the rest: How to vote on New York’s November ballot questions

NEWS: Supporters, critics sound off on green amendment, on statewide ballots next month

October 18, 2021

"When the constitution was first written, the environment was not an issue," said Assemb. Steven Englebright (D-Setauket), the proposal's sponsor in the Assembly, here on the banks of Conscience Bay in Setauket last year. "In our modern time, the environment is under siege."

NEWS: Supporters, critics sound off on green amendment, on statewide ballots next month