NYLCV Statement on Senate Passing Climate Legislation

NYLCV released the following statement regarding the State Senate passing landmark climate change legislation:

Julie Tighe, President, 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 Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Senator Kaminsky for their leadership.”