Chancellor Carranza Announce Classroom Remediation For Students Under Six Complete

Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced today that the DOE and School Construction Authority completed its remediation of lead paint in classrooms serving 3-K, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students. Continue Reading →

Harlem-Based WE ACT And Others Suing EPA Over Lead Hazard Standards

WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) is one of several organizations that have joined forces to sue the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in federal court for failing to establish adequate protective lead hazard standards for older housing and child-occupied facilities. Continue Reading →

EPA Takes Step To Further Protect Children From Exposure To Lead-Contaminated Dust

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson (left), announced new, tighter standards for lead in dust on floors and window sills to protect children from the harmful effects of lead exposure. Continue Reading →

EPA Announces Available Funding To Improve Drinking Water From Harlem To Hollywood

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of nearly $87 million in grant funding to assist states, tribes, and territories with improving drinking water. New York is eligible to receive up to $3.7 million in available funding. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat Votes To Re-Open All Of Our National Parks And The EPA

Today, Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Department of the Interior and EPA appropriations bill to prevent the degradation of New York’s six national monuments. Continue Reading →

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