Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/28/2016 - 3:34pm.
The groundbreaking environmental, labor, religious, and community advocacy coalition we have helped to build, NYRenews, has been holding a series of events statewide urging Governor Cuomo to #TakeTrumpOn when it comes to climate change.
We all contribute to climate change in direct and indirect ways. Directly, we purchase gasoline for our cars that is burned, which releases carbon into the atmosphere. Indirectly, we make incidental purchases each day that harm the environment without much thought.
A great way for the host state to take the next step in demonstrating the power of leadership is for Governor Cuomo and legislators to establish a forward-looking electric vehicle incentive program that will set New York on the path to becoming a true climate leader.
Submitted by Max Oppen on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 2:08pm.
Climate change spares no one. While global climate change can seem remote or feel overwhelming for many, the truth is that it is already impacting New Yorkers, like those who participate in winter sports and those that make money in this industry.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 2:54pm.
You’ll recall that in June, the House of Representatives voted on H.R.2042 to stall the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which places a long overdue cap on carbon dioxide emissions from dirty power plants. New York already has these caps in place thanks to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), so the Clean Power Plan applies to all those states without standards that are fouling our air and making New Yorkers sick.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:00am.
You’ve heard us talk often about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI); it’s an innovative program of nine Northeast states which cuts carbon pollution while making polluters pay for new sources of clean energy. RGGI is responsible for thousands of solar installations,
Nations across the globe, including the U.S., are putting together bold new plans for climate action. The push is on for agreements later this year in Paris. The Pope will be in New York this September delivering a major speech and policy document for Catholics about the importance of action on climate change. It is sad with all the momentum that New York State's efforts are lagging.