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Climate March & Rally: Cuomo Walk the Talk

April 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At Albany, Capitol Building. In the face of increasingly reckless Trump administration policies on social and environmental issues, New York is leading the nation in the rhetoric of resistance. But with the ferocious pace of climate change, our policies are not keeping up with our posturing. New Yorkers want bolder action on climate change and we are demanding our leaders follow suit. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=0b71f9eee6f8257bb64ac6b57813dede38edb3923a212975245036c9d4556d2b563b37100c7739934dc17444d7dfe9b77e2a98d99315ef30 Come join thousands of New Yorkers marching on Albany April 23rd (Legislative Earth Day) urging lawmakers, starting with Governor Andrew Cuomo, to walk the talk on climate change. A broad coalition of over 100 environmental and social justice groups will be demanding that New York: – Stop all fracking infrastructure. Stop permitting more gas and oil pipelines and power plants, which destroy our air and water while locking in decades of climate pollution; – Move to 100% renewable energy in a rapid and just transition that creates tens of thousands of good, union jobs, and investment, especially for low-income communities and communities of color; – Make corporate polluters pay for the pollution they dump into our atmosphere, which damages our health and destabilizes our climate. Then use the money to fund the just transition to 100% renewables http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=0b71f9eee6f8257bb64ac6b57813dede38edb3923a212975245036c9d4556d2b563b37100c7739934dc17444d7dfe9b77e2a98d99315ef30 For more information about the march and rally click here. Since New York’s fracking ban we have made a lot of progress addressing climate change. But in all our victories there is inconsistency. The Governor has blocked a number of major fracked gas pipelines – yet the state continues to spend climate mitigation funds on fracked gas microgrids, despite renewable energy alternatives. New York has adopted a policy of 50% renewable energy by 2030 yet our solar capacity still comprises only one percent of our oil, gas and nuclear dominated grid and is not keeping pace with our goals. We are missing a coordinated, enforceable climate policy that funds our transition to a renewable energy future. Without clear accountability and funding streams for this massive transformation in our energy system, the state’s current trajectory won’t suffice to avoid catastrophic climate change.

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Date:
April 23, 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm