From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
February 16, 2019
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 the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation: NYS Senators John Brooks (D8), James Gaughran (D5), Kevin Thomas (D6); and NYS Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D21) and NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D4), the assembly’s Chair of the Committee on Environmental Conservation.
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, of 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.
Contact Your Reps
Find & contact your senator about Climate & Community Protection Act
• NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky (District 9)
• NYS Senator John Brooks (District 8)
• NYS Senator James Gaughran (District 5)
• NYS Senator Kevin Thomas (District 6)
• NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright (District 4)
• NYS Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (District 21)
June 2019: Both New York State Senate & Assembly passed climate change bill, #CCPA, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has promised to sign Climate Leadership Act.
2019-2020 Legislative Session, PASSED: NY State Senate Bill S6599 & NY State Assembly Bill A8429
LIHerald Editorial, 7/5/2019: New York Leads on climate crisis
NYS Senate Hearing on Climate Change: PHOTO GALLERY