June 19, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
The State Assembly passed a radical climate change bill Wednesday that would see the elimination of most of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The legislation, passed by the senate on Tuesday, is expected to soon be signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, who called the plan “the most aggressive climate change program in the United States of America.”
“Today marks a historic day for New York State in the fight against climate change,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said yesterday. “As our leaders in Washington fail to take action, New York needs to lead in this time of great crises for our planet.”