NEW YORK, NY (02/26/2023) (readMedia)-- At Chelsea Piers, which is at risk of climate-driven flooding without major infrastructure upgrades, elected officials and advocates will gather to urge Albany leadership to make polluters pay. In the last month alone, Governor Hochul announced nearly $750 million in taxpayer funding for storm repairs and climate-related infrastructure upgrades. Over the next decade, these costs could wrack up to $100 billion. But the Climate Change Superfund Act (S.2192 Krueger/A.3351 Dinowitz) would put big oil companies, not taxpayers, on the hook for the bill.
Last year, a federal proposal to make polluters pay championed by Reps Bowman and Nadler received support from over 40 members of the House of Representatives. This year, the members of New York's congressional delegation are supporting the Climate Change Superfund Act in New York.
Rep. Jerry Nadler
Senator Liz Krueger
Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz
Blair Horner, Executive Director, NYPIRG
Electeds and advocates will call on Albany leadership to include the Climate Change Superfund Act in the one house budgets
|Sunday February 26, 2023 at 11:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
|17th St and 11th Ave (pedestrian plaza on the water, just south of Chelsea Piers)
New York, New York 10011