NY Governor Hochul Ignores Climate Change In First State Address

Despite recent IPCC report’s “code red for humanity,” incoming Governor makes no mention of climate change as an administrative priority

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Climate and Energy

For Immediate Release

Albany, NY — In her first state address this afternoon, Governor Hochul laid out a clear set of priorities for the early days of her administration. In her eleven minute address, New York’s new governor made no mention of climate change, despite the recent IPCC report which declared the climate crisis a “code red for humanity.”

In response, Food & Water Watch Northeast Region Director Alex Beauchamp issued the following statement:

“It is disappointing that Governor Hochul failed to mention climate change among her list of priorities. The governor faces several urgent decisions on climate change, with the state holding public hearings on two fracked gas power plants just this week. Governor Hochul must prioritize moving New York off fossil fuels, starting with saying no to the Danskammer and Astoria fracked gas power plant proposals.”

Contact: Phoebe Galt, [email protected]