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Cuomo's Energy Plan Fails to Meet Climate Challenge

A real 'Green New Deal' for New York means immediate action to stop fossil fuels

WASHINGTON - In describing his goals for the first 100 days of his third  term, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for New York’s electricity to be 100 percent carbon neutral by 2040.

Food & Water Watch Northeast Region Director Alex Beauchamp released the following statement:

"Governor Cuomo calls the climate crisis a matter of life and death, but unfortunately his policies don’t match the lofty rhetoric. A vague pledge of carbon neutrality by the year 2040 is not the bold action necessary to move New York off fossil fuels. Cuomo must go much bigger: A true Green New Deal for New York must include a moratorium on all new fossil fuel infrastructure and a commitment to transition New York to 100% renewable energy by 2030. Four years after announcing New York’s historic ban on fracking, Cuomo must finish the job and move New York off fossil fuels."

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