New Yorkers push governor for more climate change action

By News Channel 13:

June 6, 2017

ALBANY - New Yorkers gathered at the state Capitol Tuesday to call on the governor and the Legislature to do more to combat climate change.

Citing a number of recent examples of devastating weather events, the groups called on the Legislature to pass the "New York State Climate and Community Protection Act."

Demonstrators said they were happy with the actions Governor Cuomo took following President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, but say the state needs to do more.

"We need the governor to work with other states and we need to actually make the change," said Wes Gillingham, program manager at Catskill Mountainkeeper. "Make the change away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. That's the only smart thing to do in the world that we have today."

The bill was introduced in the Assembly on Monday. There is currently no Senate version of the bill. 

Full link here: http://wnyt.com/politics/rally-new-york-state-climate-and-community-protection-act-new-york-state-capitol/4506083/

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