NYLCV Statement on Climate Legislation Agreement

NYLCV issued the following statement in response to the three-way agreement between the State Senate, Assembly, and Governor Cuomo on climate change legislation:

Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “New York’s climate bill is the strongest and most ambitious in the nation.  We are proud that after months of advocacy, there is agreement on a bill that 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. We thank Governor Cuomo, Senator Kaminsky, Assemblymember Englebright, and their leadership and urge the state legislature to pass this bold bill this week.”