Senate Announces Hearings On The Climate And Community Protection Act  

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(Albany, New York) Today, New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced that the Senate will be holding three hearings across the state on the Climate & Community Protection Act (“CCPA”). Senator Todd Kaminsky, Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee, and sponsor of the legislation, will head these hearings. This comprehensive act intends to tackle the effects of climate change by drastically cutting greenhouse gases, diverting the State’s energy reliance to renewable sources, and creating green jobs in an effort to promote environmental justice across New York State. 
 
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, said “New York needs to lead in this time of great crises for our planet. The CCPA is the main vehicle through which we will address climate change and these hearings will go a long way toward ensuring that all stakeholders will have input in the legislative process.”
 
“With inaction in Washington, it is critical for us to take the bold steps necessary to protect our planet,” said Senator Todd Kaminsky, Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee. “These hearings are a critical step to determining how New York can lead on the fight against climate change. To ensure the voices of all New Yorkers are heard as we craft this monumental legislation, we have scheduled hearings across our State to ensure that the CCPA best serves the diversity of our State.”
 
The hearing schedule is as follows:
February 12 at 1 p.m. — New York State Capitol, Room 124, Albany
February 14 at 10:30 a.m. — 250 Broadway, 19th Floor New York City
February 15 at 10 a.m. — 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, Long Island
 
If you would like to testify at one of the hearings, please RSVP to encon@nysenate.gov

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