NYLCV Statement on Assembly Passing the Climate Bill

NYLCV released the following statement following the Assembly passage of the climate bill.

Julie Tighe, President, New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “We thank Speaker Heastie and Assemblymember Englebright for their leadership, and the entire Assembly for passing this landmark climate bill, the strongest and most ambitious in the nation.  We are proud that after months of advocacy, this bill will result in deep economy-wide emission reduction goals and requires 100% clean power by 2040 combined with investments in communities that have historically born a disproportionate burden of the effects of air pollution and climate change.  As the White House continues to put fossil fuels first, this legislation is a bold model for other states to follow.”