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).
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. [Contact info for reps below]
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.