New York’s Disadvantaged Communities Criteria is Out For Public Comment

May 25, 2022

Climate and Energy Justice, Environmental Justice, News

Text reads: Four in-person public hearings, seven virtual public hearings. For more information and to pre-register, visit Hashtag NY Acts On Climate.

New Yorkers – get engaged in achieving climate justice in our State! The draft criteria for disadvantaged communities developed by the Climate Justice Working Group is now out for 120 days of public comment. New Yorkers can submit written comments through July 7 or give oral comments at one of 11 public hearings.

There are several ways to provide public comments, with oral and written comments receiving equal weight.

  1. Comments can be submitted via email to [email protected]
  2. Comments can also be sent via U.S. Mail to Attention: Draft DAC Comments,  NYS DEC, Attn. Office of Environmental Justice, 625 Broadway, 14th Floor,  Albany, NY 12233
  3. DEC will be holding public hearings across the State, in both virtual and in-person formats.

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