May 23, 2023

Climate Groups Urge NYS to Pass The NY Heat Act

State lawmakers joined 100 advocates at the NY State Capitol to demand that the NYS Legislature pass the NY HEAT Act before the end of session. The critical climate bill would cap energy bills at 6% of household income for low and middle income families, saving them up to $75 per month. On top of the $75 monthly savings, NY HEAT gets rid of the unfair 100 foot rule, which forces New York families to subsidize new gas hookups to the tune of $200 million every year and worsens the climate crisis. We hear first from Betta Broad, Campaign Director for New Yorkers for the Clean Power, followed by Sen. Liz Krueger, the lead sponsor of the NY Heat Act. Also speaking are Sonal Jessel, Policy Director for WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Alycia Bacon of Mothers Out Front, and Albany County Legislator and SHARE co-chair Mert Simpson, who discusses the 100% Renewable Capitol bill.

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