Groups Rally to Urge a Strong Plan by Climate Action Council
Three and a half years after NYS passed the CLCPA climate law, the Climate Action Council held a meeting on Dec 5 to review the wording of the state climate scoping plan which is to be voted upon Dec 19. The state, however, has refused to make the draft plans public. Groups such as NY Renews, Green Faith and PAUSE rallied outside the council meeting in support of strong action. One major issue is that the state is proposing a version of the controversial “cap-and-trade” program to reduce emissions and raise revenues. Debate also continues over the state’s promotion of hydrogen and false climate solutions, as well as the timeline to stop new buildings from using gas. We hear from Raya Salta, Barry Pendegrass, Issac Silberman-Gorn, Michael Richardson, Laura Faulk, and Margaret Human. By Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.