Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright Quoted in Gov. Hochul and Hydro Quebec’s Champlain Hudson Power Announcement

September 19, 2023

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Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright, director of Environmental Justice at NYLPI, was quoted in Gov. Kathy Hochul and Hydro Quebec‘s press release about the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), a new, 339-mile transmission line that “paves the way for the first-ever transformation of a fossil fuel site into a grid-scale, zero-emissions facility in New York City.”

“CHPE is one of the most exciting developments in New York City since the Ali/Frazier fight. And speaking of fights, CHPE will be a key tool in our collective fight against a quintessential climate crisis that continues to admonish the world through sets of increasingly devastating cataclysms that disproportionately impact the communities I serve with NYLPI. CHPE is going to deliver a shot in the arm of clean, renewable energy that will allow New York to live up to its climate commitments like shutting down dirty, profligate peaker plants that choke out Black, Brown and poor people throughout the City and State. CHPE is a demonstration of HydroQuebec’s commitment to environmental justice, and it shows through their process that included communities from the outset, which serves as a model and refutation of political actors who believe we need to sacrifice community participation and early engagement with workers for expedience. NYLPI is so pleased to support CHPE and honored to consider HydroQuebec friends and partners in the fight against climate change, and ipso facto environmental injustices.” – Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright

Learn more via Gov. Hochul’s website.

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