WATER POLLUTION: New York AG presses for action on first-in-nation microbead ban Colin Sullivan, E&E reporter Published: Friday, May 16, 2014 NEW YORK -- Enacting the nation's first microbead ban has become New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's pet project. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.