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350.org on Historic #ClimateMobilizationAct Passing: “Unprecedented Leap Toward a Green New Deal for New York”

WASHINGTON - Hours before a march to stop the Williams pipeline, the New York City Council passed some of the strongest climate justice legislation in the country, dubbed the #ClimateMobilizationAct.

Led by Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Councilmember Costa Constantinides and grassroots groups New York Communities for Change (NYCC), ALIGN-NY, and Working Families Party (WFP), the broad and sweeping legislation is recognized as a #GreenNewDeal4NY. It includes the single largest cut of climate pollution by a municipality anywhere in the world while creating tens of thousands of good jobs, and nearly unanimous opposition to the Williams fracked gas pipeline.

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On the passing of this legislation, Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, 350.org North America Director, said:

“This legislation passing is a monumental and unprecedented leap toward a Green New Deal for New York. This bold package of bills serve as a vivid reminder that communities at the frontlines of the climate crisis are already, and must continue to be, at the forefront of solutions. New York is shaping up to be a model for real climate leadership for the rest of the country and world.”

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