To the Editor:
I was glad to hear about the work activists are doing to push for change at all levels of government. It is imperative that the climate crisis be addressed not only by the federal government, but also by our state and municipal governments.
To that end, it is crucial that NY State pass the Climate and Community Protection Act as it is in the Assembly and State Senate. The bill is some of the most comprehensive legislation across the country for addressing the climate crisis.
It sets specific checkpoints of reducing emissions and establishes multiple committees, working groups, and councils to oversee different parts of that process. It ensures that as we make this transition towards a carbon-neutral, and hopefully even carbon-negative, state will not be done to the detriment of working people and frontline communities.
I’m only 18 years old, and I hope that my future and home will be habitable. The CCPA serves that purpose. Governor Cuomo ought to sign it.
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