Supporting the Climate Community Protection Act

February 14, 2019

Environmental Justice, Legislative, News

Image shows a sign saying "end climate injustice"

NYLPI’s Environmental Justice Community Organizer Jenny Veloz gave testimony this morning before the New York State Senate about the Climate and Community Protection Act:

We are facing a climate crisis. By passing the Climate and Community Protection Act, New York can take this moment of climate crisis and turn it into a moment of opportunity: to grow our state economy, to create new jobs, to bring relief to the communities most burdened by pollution, and to protect those most vulnerable to the risks of climate change. Many states have taken up the mantle and have passed legislation or taken executive action that will move them off fossil fuels, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase investment in clean energy initiatives. This is a defining moment in history, and this bill will re-establish New York as a leader that other states can emulate in the fight against climate change and for a just transition.

Jenny’s testimony is available to watch on Youtube here, and to download as a pdf here. The entire senate session is available to watch on video here.

 

 

 

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