February 12, 2024

Need For More Climate Action, Environmental Spending At State Budget Hearings (Part 2)

The state budget hearing on the Environment on Wednesday February 7 started at 9:30 AM and 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 citied. In the second part of a two-part program, we hear from Laurie Wheeler of the Public Utility Law Project and a new member of the Board of Trustees of the NY Power Authority; myself, Mark Dunlea, of the Green Education and Legal Fund; and Liz Moran of Earth Justice. For Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

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