Time to Move the Climate Act Forward, by John Keevert
CLIMATE, JOBS & JUSTICE PACKAGE
A CLIMATE JUSTICE ROADMAP FOR NEW YORK STATE
1. Fully Fund and Implement New York's Climate Act (CLCPA), a package of measures.
2. Build Renewable Energy for All and Create Good, Green Union Jobs
Build Public Renewables Act (A.1466-B / S.6453-A) would allow the New York Power Authority to build new large-scale renewables more quickly, effectively, and democratically than private developers.
Climate Accountability Act gives state agencies the power and guidance they need to implement the Climate Act and ensure that our energy system is accountable and transparent to the public.
Gas Transition and Affordable Energy Act (S.8198 / A9329) will give the Public Service Commission the authority and direction to align gas utilities with the Climate Act’s emission reduction and climate justice mandates.
Blueprint Bill (S8405-B / A9881) provides a plan to guide the replacement and redevelopment of New York State’s fossil fuel facilities and sites by 2030.
Climate and Community Protection Fund creates a pool of money to fund and implement our landmark Climate Act.
IT'S BEEN THREE YEARS SINCE NEW YORK PASSED ITS LANDMARK CLIMATE LAW—
BUT IT STILL ISN'T FULLY FUNDED.
3. Make Polluters and the Ultra-Rich Pay What They Owe
Climate Change Superfund Act (S.9417 / A.10556) makes the state’s worst polluters, major oil companies, pay for the harm they’ve caused.
Fossil Fuel Subsidy Elimination Act (S.7438 / A.8483) will end the most egregious state subsidies of $330 million to climate crisis contributors—the fossil fuel industry.
Invest in Our New York’s Plan to Fund Our Future is a revenue and spending package from the Invest in Our New York (IONY) coalition that will ensure that the state eliminates wasteful handouts to businesses and that the richest New Yorkers pay what they owe to fund our climate law.
JOIN US IN THE FIGHT FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE!
NY RENEWS is a coalition of more than 320 environmental justice, community, faith, labor, and multi-issue organizations fighting for just climate policy in New York State. We're the force behind the nation's most progressive climate law, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Join the movement: nyrenews.org.
John Keevert is co-chair of the Environmental Justice Ministry at First Unitarian and attends the Faith subgroup of NYRENEWS- just a dozen or so folks that are trying to get their congregations/denominations more active on environmental justice.