The New York League of Conservation Voters released the following statement in response to ongoing policy violence and protests throughout the state.
Julie Tighe, President of NYLCV, said, “We fight for clear air, clean water and climate action because we want to keep all New Yorkers, and our planet, healthy. Environmental justice communities are all too often faced with discriminatory risks to health and safety every day, whether through disproportionate environmental burdens or through dozens of other structural and systemic forms of racism. It is long past time to put an end to the unjust and violent actions against Black Americans across New York and in our nation. It is time to build community, advocate for change from our elected leaders, and vote in the upcoming elections.”