assembly Bill A7824

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a green new deal for New York task force

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
May 25, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

A7824 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

A7824 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a Green New Deal for New York task force; requires such task force to develop a detailed statewide, industrial, economic mobilization plan for the transition of the New York economy to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral by 2030 and to significantly draw down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and oceans and to promote economic and environmental justice and equality.

A7824 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                               May 25, 2021
 Introduced by M. of A. ANDERSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Environmental Conservation
 AN  ACT  to  establish  a  Green  New  Deal for New York task force; and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
   Section  1. Legislative findings and intent. 1. The legislature recog-
 nizes the duty of the New York state government to create  a  Green  New
 Deal  for  New  York. An October 2018 report entitled "Special Report on
 Global Warming of 1.5°C"  by  the  Intergovernmental  Panel  on  Climate
 Change  and  the November 2018 Fourth National Climate Assessment report
 found that:
   (a) human activity is the dominant cause of  observed  climate  change
 over the past century;
   (b)  a  changing climate is causing sea levels to rise and an increase
 in wildfires, severe storms, droughts, and other extreme weather  events
 that  threaten human life, healthy communities, and critical infrastruc-
   (c) global warming at or above 2 degrees Celsius beyond preindustrial-
 ized levels will cause:
   (i) mass migration from the regions most affected by climate change;
   (ii) more than $500,000,000,000 in lost annual economic output in  the
 United States by the year 2100;
   (iii)  wildfires  that,  by 2050, will annually burn at least twice as
 much forest area in the western United States than was typically  burned
 by wildfires in the years preceding 2019;
   (iv) a loss of more than 99 percent of all coral reefs on earth;
   (v) more than 350,000,000 more people to be exposed globally to deadly
 heat stress by 2050; and
   (vi)  a  risk of damage to $1,000,000,000,000 of public infrastructure
 and coastal real estate in the United States; and
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.