NY Renews Responds to Senate Hearings Set on Coalition’s Climate Legislation

January 31, 2019

Contact:
Daniela Lapidous | daniela@nyrenews.org | 408-505-8010

In response to three hearings planned by NY Senate Democrats on the Climate and Community Protection Act, the NY Renews coalition issued the following comment:

After years of a Senate led by climate deniers, it’s refreshing to see the new Senate Majority so serious about fighting climate change that they have scheduled three hearings on the topic within their first 50 days in power. We commend Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Environmental Conservation Chair Todd Kaminsky on their leadership and look forward to discussing how the Climate and Community Protection Act is the pathway forward for New York.

NY Renews is an unprecedented statewide coalition of over 160 organizations fighting for climate policies grounded in equity and justice for communities and working people. We are community-based organizations, environmental justice groups, labor unions, and other advocates working together to ensure New York achieves ambitious and far-reaching climate solutions.

The Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA), which has passed the Assembly for the past three years, would eliminate all of New York’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while protecting workers and mandating investments in the communities hardest hit by climate change.

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Dan Sherrell