Climate & Community Protection Act Advances Out of Assembly Committee, on NY Renews Lobby Day

February 5, 2019

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

In response to the Climate and Community Protection Act being reported out of the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee, the NY Renews coalition issued the following statement:

The Climate and Community Protection Act is one step closer to becoming law today, thanks to the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee’s vote to advance the bill. As a result New Yorkers, from Buffalo to the Bronx to Blue Point, are one step closer to a 100% clean energy economy that puts workers and families first.

This happened as hundreds of community members and climate justice advocates from across the state converged on Albany to tell the legislature that New York is ready for good jobs, clean energy, and a climate plan rooted in justice for ALL.

We thank Chairman Englebright for his continued leadership and look forward to working with him to see the Climate and Community Protection Act become law.

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 New York State Climate and Community Protection Act establishes aggressive mandates to ensure New York’s economy is powered by 100% clean, renewable energy in the next 30 years; thereby significantly reducing climate pollution that harms our public health, environment, and economy. The bill not only codifies New York’s strong climate and clean energy goals – it also sets clear and accountable mandates for doing so equitably across all sectors of the economy, prioritizing climate and environmental justice and the creation of good, sustainable jobs across the state.

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Dan Sherrell