ALBANY, NY – In response to the New York State Senate passing Clean Fuel Standard legislation (S.B. 1292) today, NYLCV President Julie Tighe issued the following statement:
“As we approach the end of this year’s New York State legislative session, one of the most crucial environmental priorities to get across the finish line is a Clean Fuel Standard. A Clean Fuel Standard would deploy low-carbon fuels for vehicles currently on our roads, which would immediately cut air pollution, lower climate change-causing greenhouse gas emissions, and improve public health for millions of New Yorkers. The New York League of Conservation Voters commends Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Parker, and all Senators who overwhelmingly voted in favor of this NYLCV scorecard bill, as it marks a clear and steadfast commitment to taking swift action to combat climate change. We turn next to the Assembly and urge them to bring this bill through the legislature.”
Julie Tighe is also available for interview to speak further to the importance of this legislation, what it will mean for New Yorkers, and why it is imperative the Assembly passes it as well. This bill is a top priority for NYLCV and Clean Fuels NY, a 60+ member coalition led by NYLCV dedicated to advancing a low carbon fuel standard in New York. The coalition issued a statement today, which can be read here.