Climate Action Team Updates
Updated: Mar 18, 2019
March 26 - Climate Action Team: Call for Community Protection Act (CCPA)
Please call Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins: firstname.lastname@example.org | (518) 455-2585 I 188 State Street, Room 907, Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12247
▶︎ Script: "Senator Stewart-Cousins, I am calling to urge you to bring the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA, S2992) to the floor of the Senate and work to secure its passage by the entire Legislature and signature by Gov. Cuomo with proper funding as a priority this Session. Thank you!"
NYS Community Climate and Protection Act
The Climate and Community Protection Act, described by Heather McGhee and Robert Reich in The Nation as “the most progressive climate-equity policy we’ve seen,” sets a path to the highest standard nationwide for reduction in greenhouse gas emissions – 100% of human-caused climate pollution eliminated by 2050 from all sectors.
The bill not only mandates an economy-wide shift to renewable energy, but also defines equity provisions which prioritize existing and future resources towards vulnerable, impacted, historically disadvantaged and front line communities, and establishes specific supports for workers.
Click here to learn more about the Climate and Community Protection Act Fact Sheet
Upcoming CCPA Actions:
March 21 - Visit all New York State Senators to urge them to call for a CCPA vote
March 26 - Statewide Call In to Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins office to urge CCPA passage
March 27 at 7:30PM - Next Joint NYCD16 and New Rochelle Indivisible Climate Team Meeting
April 9 - Climate Countdown in Albany—Visits to all Legislators to urge passage of CCPA
Army Corps of Engineers Meeting on Storm Risk Management
In response to historical storms, the USACE has prepared an interim report, which was recently completed. It presents an array of alternative concepts with costs, benefits and environmental considerations. Feedback is encouraged and will help guide future phases of the study. The study includes both storm surge risks and sea level change risks to the NY-NY coasts (including up the Hudson). Methods range from gates, flood walls, natural measures etc.
This is a multi-year process with many more steps to come. Draft feasibility report will be early 2020, final feasibility report early 2021, chief’s report 2022 and then presentation to Congress.