50 New York Lawmakers Want $2-Billion Dedicate To The Reduction Of Greenhouse Gases
ITHACA, NY (WSKG) - 50 New York State Assembly members—led by Barbara Lifton— have signed a letter challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo to commit $2-billion for upgrades to homes, businesses and institutions.
The letter states 30% of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions come from such buildings.
The group said the action is necessary so New York can meet its long-term goal of becoming a net zero economy by 2050.
They propose the money be used to create a statewide program that promotes weatherization, insulation, and other energy efficiency measures.