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New York Needs $15 Billion More to Combat Climate, Advocates Say

Jan. 26, 2022, 8:01 PM

Gov. Kathy Hochul should take advantage of a state surplus to provide $15 billion for create clean energy jobs, convert buses to electric power, and ensure disadvantaged communities are protected from flooding and other climate impacts, a group of New York lawmakers and climate advocates said Wednesday.

The Democratic governor’s $216 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year starting April 1 calls for billions of dollars toward green jobs and other climate action, including a $500 million boost for infrastructure to better accommodate offshore wind power. But climate advocates argue more is needed to better position the state to meet ...

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