November 12, 2019--This year, we won the nation's most comprehensive bill to combat the climate crisis--the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)--and this summer Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law. But that was just the beginning. Call Governor Cuomo today.
Now it's time to step up and fund the fight, and we're standing alongside our partners at NY Renews calling for a $1 billion Climate and Community Investment Fund in this year's state budget to jumpstart the work of building the greenhouse gas-free, equitable, and healthy future New York needs and deserves. Join us: call Governor Cuomo and tell him we need New York to step up and invest in our future.
A Climate and Community Investment Fund will go to:
- Building large-scale renewables and updating our grid;
- Community-led projects to increase efficiency and build local sources of renewable energy;
- Workers and communities subjected to toxic fossil fuel projects;
- Making our buildings and public transportation more energy efficient; and
- At least 40% of funds will go to communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis.
Recognizing this is a critical time in funding and implementing the CLCPA, a generous anonymous donor has issued a challenge to Mountainkeeper: they will match every donation that friends like you make to support this work. As you make your voice heard in Albany, please also donate today.
We need serious investment to live up to the CLCPA's serious commitments, and we're here for the long term work to make sure NY meets the law's greenhouse gas emissions reductions, investments in environmental justice communities, and renewable energy targets. Will you join us?
Please call Governor Cuomo today and urge him to commit $1 billion this year’s budget for the Climate and Community Investment Fund. Your call will make a difference--it sends the strong message that New Yorkers are watching and demand a clean energy future.
I hope you’ll also think about making a gift to Mountainkeeper. The challenge grant is a great opportunity to equip our team in this fight, and I hope it will inspire you to support Mountainkeeper today. Any gift you make now will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling the impact of your support. No gift is too small, and every gift is received with gratitude—each dollar counts and will be put straight to work.