Clinton, NY — On Wednesday, more than 25 community members and climate activists lined East Park Row in Clinton.
They were there for a “Honk and Wave” rally to thank Senator Rachel May for co-sponsoring the Climate and Community Investment Act.
The CCIA would raise $10-$15 billion per year over the next ten years, and be paid for by a fee on corporate pollution. The money would then be used to find solutions to control pollution and climate change in New York.
Something advocates like Katherine Collett from the Indivisible Mohawk Valley Climate Crisis Working Group say is a legitimate concern.
“Climate change is here. The floods, the dates that things flower is getting earlier, insects that were well south of us are now in this area. They’re infesting our trees. Climate is really important.“
The Bill was just recently introduced to state lawmakers in Albany and supporters say it will create and sustain 150,000 jobs statewide over the next decade.