Advocates Fight FF Industry Lies W/ Facts on NYHEAT, Big Oil Superfund, Release Oil Industry Secret Memo

AM Pat Fahy, Dr. Robert Howarth, Earthjustice, NYPIRG, Food & Water Watch, NRDC, AGREE Call on Governor and Legislature to stand with New Yorkers not Fossil Fuel Industry

ALBANY, NY (03/29/2023) (readMedia)-- With New York on the brink of enacting a statewide ban on fossil fuels in new construction, the fossil fuel industry is pulling out all the stops to defeat three bills: the All Electric Buildings Act (S562A), the NY Home Energy Affordable Transition (NY HEAT) Act (S2016) and the Climate Change Superfund Act (S2129).

This week, City Limits reported that the American Petroleum Institute sent a memo – to be released in full at press time – to NYS legislators attempting to kill the Climate Change Superfund Act, since it would make their member organizations pay for climate damages they caused. And New York Focus just reported that the industry is using shady tactics to manipulate their consumer base against NYHEAT, a bill that would significantly curtail its growth and gut the 200M/year taxpayer subsidies it relies on.

Elected officials and advocates will hold a press conference to highlight the fossil fuel industry's massive spending and lies.

The All-Electric Building Act will require new buildings to be all-electric with appliances like energy efficient heat pumps for heating, cooling, and hot water, and modern induction cooktops.

The NY HEAT Act (formerly the Gas Transition and Affordable Energy Act) ensures that New York State will be able to meet the crucial climate justice and greenhouse gas emission reduction mandates set forth in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act for buildings, without sticking everyday New Yorkers with the bill for misguided expansion of the gas system.

The Climate Change Superfund Act assesses the largest greenhouse gas emitters to pay $3 billion annually for the next 25 years to offset the expected tens of billions of dollars in expected climate damages that will have to be paid by state taxpayers and ratepayers.


Blair Horner, Executive Director NYPIRG

Assemblymember Pat Fahy

Jessica Azulay, Executive Director, Alliance for a Green Economy

Liz Moran, New York Policy Advocate, Earthjustice

Richard Schrader, NRDC’s New York Legislative and Policy Director

Alex Beauchamp, Food & Water Watch Northeast Region Director

Dr. Robert Howarth, Earth Scientist at Cornell University and Member of the Climate Action Council

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 Advocates fight fossil fuel industry lies with facts on NY HEAT, Big Oil Superfund, release oil industry secret memo

WHEN: Thursday March 30, 2023 at 10:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Zoom -- See notes
New York