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New York, Hawaii Act on Climate After Supreme Court Ruling (1)

July 5, 2022, 6:49 PMUpdated: July 5, 2022, 9:05 PM

The Democratic governors of New York and Hawaii each signed multiple climate-change bills on Tuesday, less than a week after the Supreme Court’s decision to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate emissions in West Virginia v. EPA.

“Here in New York, we are not going to let the Supreme Court block our goals,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said. Hawaii Gov. David Ige echoed the sentiment, saying that state action on climate change is more important than ever.

Hochul signed (A.10439/S.9405), known as the “Advanced Building Codes, Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards Act of 2022,” ...