New York League of Conservation Voters and The Nature Conservancy issued the following joint statement following news that New York State did not join nine other Northeastern states to work on setting up a new cap-and-invest system for the transportation sector.
Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters and Amanda Lefton, Deputy Policy Director of The Nature Conservancy, said, “It will take cooperation to make a meaningful impact in our fight against climate change. We know that regional, market-based approaches are effective and result in policies that are environmentally and economically sound. Transportation is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in New York. That’s why we urge New York to join the nine other Northeastern states to work on setting up a new cap-and-invest system for transportation. This approach will help reduce emissions from the sector that contributes most to climate change. Our state must continue its climate leadership and participation in the transportation and climate initiative.”