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Election Breathes New Life Into New York Environmental Push

Nov. 9, 2018, 12:17 PM

The odds of the New York State Legislature clearing a major bill next year to fight climate change increased dramatically when voters flipped control of the state Senate from Republican to Democrat.

A measure called the New York State Climate and Community Protection Act (A. 8270) has passed the Democratic-controlled state Assembly for three straight years but died in the Republican-controlled Senate. Democrats are now poised to take over the Senate in January and are likely to pass the bill and send it on to the governor for action.

Another bill (A. 6279)...

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