Good News on the CLCPA December 23 2019, 0 Comments

Legally, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) cannot take effect until a companion Environmental Justice Working Group bill (A1564/S2385) is signed by Governor Cuomo. There has been concern that if he signed the legislation after the New Year, the effective date of the CLCPA would be delayed a year.

Last night, December 20th, the Environmental Justice bill was sent to the governor's desk for his signature. Having called it to his desk, by law he now has 10 days to take action. So that, hopefully positive, action will occur in 2019 and the CLCPA would then take effect January 1, 2020.

Thank you to Brian Eden of Solar Tompkins for this tip.