By SÍLE MOLONEY An environmentalist holds up a sign with the words, ‘There is no Planet B’.
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
On Tuesday, Aug. 8, leading advocates challenged the Cuomo administration to keep its commitment to the linked goals of environmental justice and fighting climate change by dedicating $89.7 million in funds, collected this year from polluters, to frontline communities and clean energy projects. The advocates call on the Governor to reject any plan that will use these funds to fill other budget holes.
Specifically, they are asking that $31.4 million be directed to communities on the frontlines of climate change in compliance with New York’s Climate Law—The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). They said this figure equates to at