Need For More Climate Action, Environmental Spending At State Budget Hearings (Part 1)
The state budget hearing on the Environment on Wednesday February 7 lasted to the midnight hour. Hudson Mohawk Magazine has compiled the testimony of a number of the state’s leading climate activists. While praising the Governor for including major parts of the NY Heat Act, there were calls for much faster action on climate as extreme weather continues to explode globally. Making Polluters Pay, converting the Capitol to 100% Renewable Energy, Public Power, and getting the State Comptroller to Divest from Exxon and other fossil fuel companies were cited. In the first of a two-part program, we hear from teenage Keanu Arpels-Josiah with Fridays for the Future NYC, who said young people often asked Are We Going to Die; Stephan Edel of NY Renews; and, Michael Hernandez of Rewiring America.