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The Nature Conservancy Commends Governor Cuomo’s Pledge to End Carbon Pollution in New York

Albany, NY

Today, Governor Cuomo pledged to end carbon pollution in New York.

Bill Ulfelder, New York executive director for The Nature Conservancy, issued the following statement:

“Governor Cuomo’s commitment to a carbon-free New York is precisely the kind of national leadership we need to combat climate change, which threatens the lives and livelihoods of all of us. The Nature Conservancy stands ready to work with state government and partners from academia, local government, conservation, and other sectors to make this bold commitme­­­nt a reality by supporting the rapid and responsible deployment of renewable energy and putting nature to work. Nature is our secret weapon in solving climate change. Forests, wetlands, oyster reefs, even soil and sand, absorb and store carbon pollution.”

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.