On Wednesday, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a report that “details the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme rainfall events across New York State,” and also describes some of the environmental work that his office has undertaken since he assumed office in January 2011.

Attorney General Schneiderman said:

“The extreme weather events that have been overwhelming our communities, damaging critical infrastructure and harming our homes, are the latest evidence of the need to take immediate action to protect our climate and our environment….No single storm can be attributed to climate change, yet scientists tell us climate change ‘loads the dice,’ making extreme weather events more likely….That is why I have pushed for legislation that would require utilities to improve resiliency planning, and why my Environmental Protection Bureau has been aggressive and creative in cracking down on polluters.”