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Protesters Call on Gov. Hochul, Lawmakers to Pass Sweeping New York Climate Bill

HeadlineJan 14, 2022

Here in New York City, several protesters were arrested Thursday for blocking traffic during a climate rally demanding Governor Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers take action to avert climate catastrophe. Protesters are demanding passage of the New York Build Public Renewables Act. The legislation would combat environmental racism, require the New York Power Authority to provide only renewable energy and power to customers, and would create tens of thousands of green union jobs. It’s been over three years since New York lawmakers last approved a major climate bill.

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