NYS Senate Climate & Community Protection Act
Invited speakers addressed the NYS Senate Democratic public hearing at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive Building yesterday, February 15, on the Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Senator Todd Kaminsky (District 9).
Earlier this week, hearings on the bill to fight climate change were held in Albany and in Manhattan, and this hearing on Long Island was the final one of the series.
Several Democratic Long Island officials participated in the hearing with Sen. Kaminsky, the Chair of Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation: NYS Senator John Brooks (District 8); NYS Senator James Gaughran (District 5); NYS Senator Kevin Thomas (District 6); NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright (District 4), the Chair of NY Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation; and NYS Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (District 21). [Contact info for reps below]
A variety of speakers – including local elected officials, environmental educators and activist leaders, business representatives – spoke, some for and some against passing Senate Bill S7253.
Sister Karen Burke of the Sisters of St. Joseph, in Brentwood, was one of the speakers in support of the bill. She explained she was addressing the bill from a moral perspective, and that she wanted the NYS Senate to address and mitigate effects of climate change by passing the New York State Climate and Protection Act.
Feature Photo at top: Mineola, NY, US. Feb. 14, 2019. Eric Weltman, Brooklyn, a Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York, holds a blue card with “100% by 2030” on it, referring to goal of 100% clean energy by 2030, during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act.
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