Welcome to Catskill Mountainkeeper’s Action Center. Here you will find actions you can take to help protect the Catskills, and make a difference at the state, regional and national levels. See the victories that Catskill Mountainkeeper online activists helped make possible!
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New York Fights Back, Now We Must Too
Today New York stands on the right side of history. Governor Cuomo took bold action to push back on the international disgrace of President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement--the Governor issued an Executive Order making it state policy to reduce emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 and directing all state agencies to develop implementation plans in the next nine months. This is the perfect place to start. New York's economy is huge--our GDP was $1.405 trillion in 2014 making it one of the largest in the world. Climate policy here will help drive policy nationally.
Even as we laud today's bold moves, there is always more to be done. Here's where you come in. First, call Governor Cuomo (518-474-8390) and thank him for the Executive Order. And let him know we need him to support the Climate and Community Protection Act--we need to ensure New York's home rule supersedes any weakened national environmental policies under this presidential administration, and we need to ensure New York's transition to a clean energy future is a just transition.
After you've made that call, call your state legislator (you can find their contact info here) and tell them to pass the bill--New York needs action from every branch of government to fight climate change and protect our communities.
And if you haven't already, please consider supporting Mountainkeeper's work. We couldn't do it without you.
Thank you for all you do. Today we're proud to be New Yorkers and we're proud to keep working to move our state toward a clean energy future, with a just transition for all.