Today Governor Kahty Hochul included key provisions of the NY HEAT Act in her State of the State outline, including ending the so-called “100 foot rule,” and giving the Public Service Commission the tools it needs to provide a gas system transition plan that adequately complies with the state’s nation-leading climate law.
In response, Alex Beauchamp, Northeast Region Director at Food & Water Watch, issued the following statement:
“By including key elements of the NY HEAT Act in her forthcoming budget proposal, Governor Hochul has demonstrated her clear commitment to moving New York off fossil fuels in a just and affordable transition for all New Yorkers. We applaud Governor Hochul for her leadership and urge Speaker Heastie and Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins to step up to the plate and ensure we get NY HEAT passed this year. It is long past time to stop subsidizing the expansion of filthy fracked gas infrastructure, and lower New Yorkers’ energy bills in the process.”