Unpacking New York's Big New Climate Bill: A Primer
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- Jun 21, 2019 2:15 pm GMTJun 21, 2019 8:12 pm GMT
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This Primer was drafted by NRDC Legal Intern Peter Damrosch
As outlined in our prior post, New York State is raising the bar on climate action with an agreement between the Governor and legislature on a nation-leading framework: The New York Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
After Senate passage earlier this week, in the wee morning hours of June 20th, the Assembly also passed the legislation, which we expect to be delivered to the Governor and signed into law straightaway. Once enacted, the critically important work by the Climate Action Council, state agencies, and engaged stakeholders to implement the framework’s ambitious provisions will commence.
Now, with the dust settling on a long and intense legislative process, NRDC has compiled the following brief bill summary outlining the Act’s key components (also available here).