Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Power of the Pen: Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Signed Into Law in New York

Albany – Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) into law. This law establishes a mandate that moves all sectors of New York’s economy off of fossil fuels, thereby reducing climate pollution that impacts our health, environment, and economy.

Peter M. Iwanowicz, executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York, issued the following statement. 

“Today, New York begins its official breakup with fossil fuels. Under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York will both slash climate pollution and provide a playbook for the rest of the nation to follow.

"New York’s action is more than ambitious, it is essential, especially if we are going to have a chance to be free from the global climate crisis. And how fitting that the Empire State is once again leading the way.

"Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and the CLCPA sponsors Assemblymember Steve Englebright and Senator Todd Kaminsky, deserve our thanks for their leadership and vision in moving New York ahead to a healthier future.”

Source: EANY

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