The City: Only Major Climate Bill Passed in Albany This Year Wilting on Hochul’s Desk

May 31, 2022

Climate and Energy Justice, Community Justice, Environmental Justice, News

Representatives from NY Renews march through Times Square holding a banner that reads "Think Global, Act Hochul"

THE CITY | MAY 2022

NYLPI Director of Environmental Justice Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright joined environmental activists in calling upon Governor Kathy Hochul to sign Senate Bill S8830. This Cumulative Impacts Bill would prohibit the NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) from granting permits to any facilities in “places that are majority non-white or low-income, or [that] have high pollution rates already.”

“The [Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act] doesn’t exist in a vacuum, as we know. We need bills like this to bolster the CLCPA because it literally will save lives. This bill being signed into law would be a life-saving and a life-changing bill for so many New Yorkers.”

Read the full piece at The City.

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