New York Focus: Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright Responds to Gov. Hochul’s Cap-And-Invest Climate Action Plan

February 2, 2023

Climate and Energy Justice, Community Justice, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, Media Coverage, NY Renews, News, PEAK Coalition

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Governor Hochul’s New York state executive budget — to be approved by April — includes a cap and invest strategy, which would make heavy polluters buy allowances for carbon emissions so that proceeds would go towards a clean energy transition.

NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright responded to this strategy in New York Focus, noting that the executive budget doesn’t go far enough to address critical climate change policy:

“We don’t want to create a stock exchange for pollution. That’s just antithetical, I think, to the intents of the climate law.”

Learn more from Anthony and other advocates from NY Renews at New York Focus.


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