Activists Rally For New York To Lead U.S. In Climate Jobs

By J.D. Allen (WSHU/April 7, 2021)

Climate activists in New York rallied outside of local state and federal lawmakers offices on Wednesday to urge the approval of a multi-billion dollar investment in clean energy jobs in the state and across the U.S.

The rallies are in support of the New York Climate and Community Investment Act. The measure would raise over $10 billion a year over the next decade to invest in large-scale clean energy projects, like offshore wind. The bill would also fund energy rebates, community projects like tenant-owned solar and an overhaul of public transit, housing and schools to rely on clean energies. It would be paid for with pollution penalties on corporations.

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