Kavanagh, Gallagher and Renewable Energy Leaders Call on Gov. Hochul to Include the All-Electric Buildings Act in the BudgetNew York State Can Prevent 4 Million Metric Tons of CO2 Emissions, Protect Public Health and Create Thousands of Clean Energy Jobs
Albany, NY – Senator Brian Kavangh, Assemblymember Emily Gallagher, elected officials and advocates will rally on the Million Dollar Staircase this Tuesday (3/22) at 12:30pm to call on the Governor and legislative leaders to include the All-Electric Building Act (S6843/A8431A) in this year’s budget to ban fossil fuels in new building construction statewide.
New York consumes more fossil fuels in its residential and commercial buildings than any other state in the country, contributing to poor air quality, premature deaths and dangerous explosions. Working families are at the mercy of wild gas and oil price fluctuations that enrich oligarchs and petro-states. Decarbonizing our buildings will create thousands of green jobs, provide clarity to developers and utility companies, and is necessary to meet our legally-mandated climate goals.
The Governor proposed a gas ban in her Executive Budget proposal and the Senate improved upon it in their One-House. Now we need to include the strongest possible version in the final budget.
WHAT: Press EventWHO:
- Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblymember Emily Gallagher
- Senator Julia Salazar, Assemblymembers Bobby Carroll, Deborah Glick, Jessica González-Rojas, Chantel Jackson, Anna Kelles, Ron Kim, Zohran Kwame Mamdani, Yuh-Line Niou, Linda Rosenthal, Phara Souffrant-Forrest
- Additional Elected Officials TBA
- Food & Water Watch, NYPIRG, Sane Energy Project, AGREE, New York Communities for Change, Renewable Heat Now, Building Decarbonization Coalition, Earthjustice, Mothers Out Front, Climate Reality Project NYS Coalition, Progressive Schenectady, NY-GEO, Aztech GeothermalWHEN: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 12:30pm
WHERE: Million Dollar Staircase – New York State CapitolPlease RSVP to Andrew Epstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 316-4728