New York Climate Action Plan Held Up by Less-Publicized Bill (1)

July 30, 2019, 7:59 PMUpdated: July 30, 2019, 8:38 PM

Implementation of New York state’s aggressive climate action plan could be delayed because of its link to a less-publicized environmental justice bill that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) hasn’t signed yet.

Cuomo on July 18 signed the most aggressive clean-energy targets in the U.S., codifying the state’s goal of getting all its electricity from emission-free sources by 2040 and an 85 percent reduction in economy-wide emissions from 1990 levels by 2050.

The effective date of the climate legislation is tied to the enactment of the environmental justice measure (A.1564/S.2385). That bill made it through the legislative process ...

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