For Immediate Release: May 22, 2019
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Endorses Climate and Community Protection Act
Today, Senator Chuck Schumer sent a letter to the State Legislature in support of theClimate and Community Protection Act. (A.3876/S.2992). The following response can be attributed to Peter Iwanowicz, Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York.
“Senator Schumer adding his voice to the thousands of New Yorkers who are demanding climate action and calling for the passage of the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) demonstrates the tremendous momentum behind this legislation. His statement rightly highlights that the CCPA is nation-leading in its approach to confronting climate change by transitioning to a 100% clean, renewable energy future in a way that builds a just and equitable economy.
With New York so close to making history with the CCPA, now is the time leaders step up. I hope the Governor and every member of the Senate and Assembly listen to their constituents, take Senator Schumer’s words to heart, and work to make the CCPA the law in our state.”