senate Bill S7457

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to global warming pollution control

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May 15, 2014 referred to environmental conservation


S7457 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 ยงยง19-1301 - 19-1305, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5346A
2009-2010: A7572A

S7457 - Summary

Relates to global warming pollution control; establishes greenhouse gas limits and a greenhouse gas reporting system.

S7457 - Sponsor Memo

S7457 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  global warming pollution control


  Section 1. Legislative findings.  Global  warming  and  the  resulting
extreme weather events pose a serious threat to the economic well-being,
public health, natural resources and environment of New York.
  Extreme  weather  events  have become increasingly common, with Super-
storm Sandy, and hurricanes Lee and  Irene  providing  the  most  recent
examples.    The potential adverse impacts of global warming include the
exacerbation of air quality problems, a reduction  in  the  quality  and
supply  of  fresh  water to the state, a rise in sea levels resulting in
the displacement of coastal businesses,  residents  and  infrastructure,
damage to marine ecosystems and the natural environment, and an increase
in  the  incidences  of  infectious  diseases,  asthma,  and other human
health-related problems.  Global warming will have  detrimental  effects
on  some of New York's largest industries, including agriculture, fores-
try, tourism, skiing, and recreational and commercial fishing.
  The Intergovernmental Panel on  Climate  Change,  which  received  the
Nobel  Peace Prize, determined that burning coal, oil and gas has led to
higher temperatures that are already impacting physical  and  biological
systems.   The panel also projected temperatures would rise more rapidly
if greenhouse gases are not abated. The panel  concluded  that  reducing
emissions  80  percent  below  current  emissions  by  mid-century would
prevent the worst impacts of global warming.
  Action taken by New York and  other  states  to  reduce  emissions  of
greenhouse  gases  will  have  far-reaching  effects  by encouraging the
federal government, and other countries to act including encouraging the
development of sustainable, non-polluting technologies  such  as  solar,
wind, geothermal and ocean currents.
  S  2.  Article  19 of the environmental conservation law is amended by
adding a new title 13 to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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