As Temps Drop and Bills Skyrocket, Lawmakers Urge Gov. Hochul to Protect NYers, Put NY HEAT In 2025 Budget!
NYS Lawmakers to gather with 100+ New Yorkers and urge Governor Hochul to keep her promise to prioritize energy affordability
NEW YORK, NY (11/30/2023) (readMedia)-- On Thursday, November 30, 100+ New Yorkers will gather with lawmakers at City Hall Park to demand Governor Hochul put the NY HEAT Act in next year's budget. Utility rate hikes, including those proposed by National Grid, are pummeling New Yorkers across the state. If National Grid's latest proposal is approved, NYC and Long Island customers heating their homes with gas could pay almost $30 more per month. New Yorkers can't keep pouring more and more money into the outdated, unhealthy, and increasingly expensive fracked gas pipeline network that accelerates climate change.
The NY HEAT Act, which has 75 sponsors in the NYS Assembly and passed the NYS Senate this year, will stop expansion of the fracked gas system to protect the climate, and reduce future rate increases while limiting energy bills to 6% of household income and saving low and middle-income New Yorkers up to $75/month on their energy bills. The NY HEAT Act also gets rid of the unfair 100-foot rule, which forces New York families to subsidize new gas hookups to the tune of $200 million every year while accelerating fossil fuel-generated climate change that supercharges storms and floods, turns the sky orange and the air toxic from wildfires, and drives deadly extreme heat and cold.
Assembly Member Simon, Assembly Member Mitaynes, Senator Liu and Senator Kavanaugh
Renewable Heat Now! Food & Water Watch, New York Communities for Change, New Yorkers for Clean Power, Sane Energy Project
New Yorkers will gather with lawmakers at City Hall Park to demand Governor Hochul put the NY HEAT Act in next year’s budget.
|Thursday November 30, 2023 at 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
|City Hall Park
Broadway St and Murray St
New York, New York 10007