Energy & Environment
NYS has some of the highest electric and gas rates in the country, largely due to taxes and fees on our natural resources and the systems used to deliver them. But they are also affected by antiquated laws that prevent construction of new generation facilities and extraction of natural resources from the ground. We support policies that allow us to improve our energy delivery system without jeopardizing our environment or adding taxes and fees.
Constitutional Amendment; Right to Clean Air and Water (S.5287/A.6279) | 2017
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to article 1 of the constitution, in relation to the right to clean air and water and a healthful environment
Expands Freshwater Wetland Regulation (A.6282/S.1749) | 2017
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to freshwater wetlands and repealing section 24-1305 of such law relating thereto
NYS Climate and Community Protection Act (S.6617/A.8270) | 2017
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, the public service law, the public authorities law, the labor law and the community risk and resiliency act, in relation to establishing the New York state climate and community protection act