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One Year after Fatal Crash, Coalition Demands Accountability for Private Carters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 1, 2019 Contact:  Matt Davis at NYLPI on 510 717 1617 or mdavis@nylpi.org Sunshine Ludder at ALIGN: 646-866-9065 or sunshine@alignny.org   One Year after Fatal Crash, Coalition Demands Accountability for Private Carters Call for City Council to pass Commercial Waste Zones bill New research reveals unsafe and violation-ridden activities by Century Waste BROOKLYN, NY, August 1, 2019 – A year after a wheel flew off a private sanitation truck and killed a driver in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, elected officials,  labor unions, and street safety advocates from Transportation Alternatives, Families for Safe Streets, and Bike South Brooklyn, and the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition criticized the company’s continued unsafe operation and called for an overhaul of the industry.…

Statement on the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 18, 2019 Contact: Sunshine Royanian Ludder, 646-866-9065, sunshine@alignny.org   STATEMENT ON THE CLIMATE LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY PROTECTION ACT “Thanks to the tireless work of the New York Renews Coalition, our state is now on a path to slash climate emissions at a massive scale statewide.…


New Yorkers Rally for Sanitation Reforms ahead of City Council Hearing

Press Release – June 27th, 2019 For Immediate Release   Contact: Sunshine Ludder, ALIGN 646-866-9065 (C), sunshine@alignny.org   New Yorkers Rally for Sanitation Reforms ahead of City Council Hearing New York, NY – A diverse coalition of New Yorkers rallied alongside City Council members this morning for a bill to create a citywide commercial waste zone system.…

New York City Council Introduces Legislation to Overhaul the Private Carting Industry

For Immediate Release – May 29, 2019 Contact: Sunshine Ludder (ALIGN), (c) 646-866-9065, sunshine@alignny.org New York, NY – Today, Council Member Antonio Reynoso joined fellow New York City Council colleagues, Teamsters Local 813, and environmental justice, small business, and safe streets advocates at a press conference at City Hall to announce the introduction of a bill to create a citywide commercial waste zoning system.…