Statement from The Nature Conservancy on Governor Cuomo’s Proposed Regulations to Make New York Power Plants Coal Free By 2020
Yesterday the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released proposed regulations to regulate carbon emissions from all power plants in New York and end the use of coal in New York power plants by 2020. Amanda Lefton, deputy policy director for The Nature Conservancy, issued the following statement:
“New York State continues to assert its leadership in tackling climate change, the biggest threat of our time. The Nature Conservancy commends Governor Cuomo for following through on his commitment to make New York coal free by releasing these proposed regulations, and our team looks forward to reviewing them. Our future is in renewable energy. It’s time we thoughtfully move away from dirty fossil fuels and support our communities in making the transition to clean energy.”
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