assembly Bill A6251

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the "pollution justice act of 2021"

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Mar 10, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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A6251 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4378
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 13 §§19-1301 - 19-1311, En Con L

A6251 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "pollution justice act of 2021"; implements a plan to replace peaker plant electric generating facilities with renewable energy systems.

A6251 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6251
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   establishing  the  "pollution  justice act of 2021" and implementing a
   plan to replace peaker plants with renewable energy systems

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "pollution
 justice act of 2021".
   § 2. Article 19 of the environmental conservation law  is  amended  by
 adding a new title 13 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 13
                               PEAKER PLANTS
 SECTION 19-1301. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS.
         19-1303. DEFINITIONS.
         19-1305. MANDATORY REPLACEMENT AND COMPLIANCE PLAN.
         19-1307. EXTENSIONS FOR CAUSE.
         19-1309. PROHIBITIONS.
         19-1311. EXEMPTIONS.
 § 19-1301. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS.
   1.  ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS THAT GENERALLY OPERATE DURING PERIODS OF
 PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMAND ARE KNOWN AS PEAKER PLANTS. MANY  PEAKER  PLANTS
 IN  THE  STATE  ARE  OLDER  FOSSIL FUEL-FIRED UNITS THAT EMIT GREENHOUSE
 GASES AND A VARIETY OF OTHER HARMFUL  AIR  POLLUTANTS  INCLUDING  SULFUR
 OXIDES, NITROGEN OXIDES, PARTICULATES AND MERCURY.
   2. A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF PEAKER PLANTS ARE LOCATED IN OR ADJACENT TO
 ENVIRONMENTAL  JUSTICE  COMMUNITIES  IN  THE  CITY  OF NEW YORK AND LONG
 ISLAND THAT ALREADY BEAR DISPROPORTIONATE POLLUTION  BURDENS  DUE  TO  A
 HISTORY  OF SITING POLLUTION SOURCES IN THOSE COMMUNITIES. MORE THAN ONE
 MILLION NEW YORKERS LIVE WITHIN ONE MILE OF A PEAKER PLANT.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04461-03-1