15 Feb 2019 - 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

The Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA), which has passed the Assembly for the past three years, would eliminate all of New York’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 while protecting workers and mandating investments in the communities hardest hit by climate change.

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This bill has come out of a deeply intentional process working with environmental justice communities, labor unions, and community organizations across the state in partnership with policy experts, scientists, and elected officials. The CCPA has been lauded as one of the most ambitious and equitable pieces of climate legislation in the country and has already been used to model federal legislation.

NY Renews is an unprecedented statewide coalition of over 160 organizations fighting for climate policies grounded in equity and justice for communities and working people and has been championing the CCPA for the past three years. We are community-based organizations, environmental justice groups, labor unions, and other advocates working together to ensure New York achieves ambitious and far-reaching climate solutions.

The NYS Senate is planning hearings on this monumental piece of legislation and we want to show up in force to demonstrate Long Island’s commitment to bold climate action.

Together we will ensure that 2019 is the year we pass the Climate and Community Protection Act.

Official Announcement from NYS:

Senate Majority Announces Hearings On The Climate And Community Protection Act

(Albany, New York) New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced that the Senate will be holding three hearings across the state on the Climate & Community Protection Act (“CCPA”). Senator Todd Kaminsky, Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee, and sponsor of the legislation, will head these hearings. This comprehensive act intends to tackle the effects of climate change by drastically cutting greenhouse gases, diverting the State’s energy reliance to renewable sources, and creating green jobs in an effort to promote environmental justice across New York State.

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, said “New York needs to lead in this time of great crises for our planet. The CCPA is the main vehicle through which we will address climate change and these hearings will go a long way toward ensuring that all stakeholders will have input in the legislative process.”

“With inaction in Washington, it is critical for us to take the bold steps necessary to protect our planet,” said Senator Todd Kaminsky, Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee. “These hearings are a critical step to determining how New York can lead on the fight against climate change. To ensure the voices of all New Yorkers are heard as we craft this monumental legislation, we have scheduled hearings across our State to ensure that the CCPA best serves the diversity of our State.”

On Long Island that is:

February 15 at 10 a.m. — 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, Long Island

If you would like to testify at the hearings, please RSVP to