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On the road to the Green New Deal, New York’s latest climate legislation may be the first stop

Justine Calma
Grist
“We don’t love where [the bill has] landed but we’re happy that we landed where we are."

“We don’t love where [the bill has] landed but we’re happy that we landed where we are,” said Adrien Salazar, a campaign strategist at progressive think tank Demos (and 2019 Grist 50 Fixer). He adds that the bill contains parameters to make sure that the 15 percent of captured or offset emissions don’t place additional burdens on communities that have historically been burdened by fossil fuel pollution.

“What New York has actually done is pushed the envelope on this [issue] federally,” said Salazar, whose organization is part of the New York Renews coalition.