– Comptroller DiNapoli Leads on Corporate Climate Action

January 15, 2014
For Immediate Release: January 15, 2014
Travis Proulx: [email protected] or 518-462-5526 x238

Comptroller DiNapoli Leads on Corporate Climate Action

Statement from Peter Iwanowicz, Executive Director

“Environmental Advocates NY applauds Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for his innovative approach to getting one of the nation’s largest – and dirtiest – energy producers to commit to carbon pollution cuts and undertake future planning in the context of climate change.

Just one week after Governor Cuomo made his most significant climate commitment to date, to reduce carbon emissions a full 80 percent by 2050, Comptroller DiNapoli demonstrated an important tool in reaching that goal: buy-in from industries who stand to lose the most from their own pollution.

Climate change is an economy-wide destabilizing force. The Comptroller’s common-sense appeal to stakeholders is one state financial chiefs nationwide should follow.”