New York’s constitution must enshrine the right to clean air and water and guarantee the protection of our other national resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

Six states—Illinois, Montana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Rhode Island—have already amended their constitutions to grant its people this basic, critical right. With the spread of water contamination, air pollution and the dangerous consequences of climate change in communities across our state, it is time New York follows their lead.

Watch the children of Hoosick Falls explain why we need the right to clean air and water in our state constitution:



The campaign continues with two South Albany residents —10-year-old Lawrence, and Willie White, a respected community leader and Executive Director of A Village…, Inc. — releasing videos calling on Governor Cuomo and state legislators to pass an Environmental Bill of Rights to protect the air they breathe from toxic oil trains and diesel truck emissions.


“Bomb Trains”

Text ‘OurWater’ to 52886 or go to to sign a petition in support of the effort to amend the Constitution to include a new Environmental Bill of Rights.

To learn more, please read the press release on Hoosick Falls and the press release on South Albany.