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 elected officials joined Sen. Kaminsky, the Chair of Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation: NYS Senators John Brooks (District 8) and James Gaughran (District 5) and Kevin Thomas (District 6), and NYS Assembly members Steve Englebright (District 4) and Judy Griffin (District 21).
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.
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