NYLPI and Coalition Partners Submitted Comments to the Department of Environmental Conservation Regarding CLCPA Regulations in Disadvantaged Communities

December 18, 2023

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NYLPI joins NY Renews coalition partners in providing comments to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regarding the issuance of pollution permits in disadvantaged communities.

“We appreciate DEC taking an initial step to provide guidance on Section 7(3), a critical provision of the CLCPA that seeks to remedy historical injustices and protect and promote equity  in New York’s clean energy transition. While we support many aspects of the draft policy, several  deficiencies must be addressed when DEP 23-1 is finalized…” 

The letter goes on to explain in detail how the proposal requires key amendments and additions related to permit modifications and renewals, disproportionate burden reports, public participation and equitable design measures.

Signers include Third Act Upstate New York, Nancy E Anderson Associates, New Yorkers for Clean Power, The Point CDC, Community Action Services, FrackBustersNY, The Climate Reality Project, Western New York Chapter, 350NYC.org, Campaign for Renewable Energy, 350Brooklyn, Cooper Square Committee, Long Island Progressive Coalition, The Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region, Riders Alliance, Jewish Climate Action Network NYC (JCAN), Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative, Alliance for a Green Economy, Bronx Council for Environmental Quality, Harlem River Working Group, BCEQ, Bronx Institute for Urban Systems, North American Climate, Conservation and Environment(NACCE), HabitatMap, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Dayenu, PUSH Buffalo, Vote Solar, Citizen’s Climate Lobby Brooklyn, kinetic communities, Regional Plan Association, CIV:LAB, Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia Climate School, Red Hook Initiative, Natural Resources Defense Council, And Waterfront Alliance.

Read the full letter here.

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