Governor Andrew Cuomo gets national praise for being the kind of climate leader we need in the age of Trump. But for many groups across the state, simply being better than Trump is not even close to good enough.
We sent that message loud and clear with 13 events across the state in November, drawing attention to the fossil fuel projects that Cuomo must reject if he wants to be a true climate leader.
The events, in collaboration with groups like NYPIRG, Mothers Out Front, Sane Energy Project, Riverkeeper, Surfrider and New York Communities for Change, drew support and grabbed local news headlines from Albany to Poughkeepsie to the boardwalk at Long Beach.
In Albany, the Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy called on Cuomo to implement safe energy alternatives to a fracked gas micro grid proposal. Groups rallied at Cuomo’s Manhattan office to pressure him to stop several projects, including the Williams pipeline that would run under the Raritan Bay from New Jersey to Brooklyn. And dozens joined a picket outside of the fracked gas CPV power plant organized by Protect Orange County and Sustainable Warwick.
New Yorkers raised their voices to call on the governor who banned fracking to be consistent by saying no to these dirty energy infrastructure projects, and to be more ambitious in promoting clean, renewable energy. And we’re just getting started. In the months to come, we’ll be encouraging New Yorkers to call Cuomo every week to tell him to do the right thing on pipelines and fracked gas power plants. And we’ll take to the streets to push the governor to aim much higher than simply being better than Trump, by making a real push for 100% clean, renewable energy.
Take Action: Demand a 100% Renewable New York!