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Policy Proposals for a Sustainable Future

The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), passed in 2019, mandates an 85% economy-wide reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, and contains important provisions to help low-income communities and communities of color transition to a renewable energy economy on just terms.


Climate activists debate whether the CLCPA goes far enough, but its clear that New York's climate success will depend on aggressive action by the Governor and state agencies to achieve or exceed these goals. 


New York needs an overall funding level of over $10 billion annually in public and private investments to achieve meaningful progress on our climate goals. This package seeks to move towards that funding level.

Budget Proposals


  1. Climate and Community Protection Fund (S5360 Harckham)

  2. Climate Change Superfund Act (A3351 Dinowitz / S2129 Krueger)

  3. Stop Climate Polluter Handouts Act -- formerly Fossil Fuel Subsidies Elimination Act (A---- Kelles / S3389 Krueger

  4. IONY Package (see

Legislative Proposals


  1. All-Electric New Building Act (A920 Gallagher / S562 Kavanagh)

  2. Build Public Renewables Act (A279 Carroll / S4134 Parker)

  3. Climate Accountability Act (not introduced)

  4. Energy Efficiency Equity and Jobs Act (A2655 Hunter / S2469 Parker)

  5. Fossil Fuel Facilities Replacement and Redevelopment Blueprint Act (S2935 Parker)

  6. NY Home Energy Affordable Transition Act (NY HEAT) -- formerly Gas Transition and Affordability Act (A4592 FahyS2016 Krueger)

  7. Renewable Capitol Act (A5633 FahyS2689 Breslin)

  8. Teachers Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (A1101 Kelles / S899 Brisport)    

The bills and policy proposals listed above are priorities of at least three of our member organizations.

As leaders of over 75 New York organizations we urge the Governor and Legislature to include provisions establishing strong penalties for excessive greenhouse gas emissions and annual targets for emission reductions in the New York State budget.

Organizations representing thousands of New Yorkers are appalled at the last minute changes to New York's climate plan. These changes will undermine the ability of New York to meet our climate goals. Groups call on the council to reject industry delay tactics and false solutions.

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