climate change legislation

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Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed into law a bill that could greatly reduce greenhouse gases in New York. He was joined by former Vice President Al Gore, a long time activist against climate change.

Karen DeWitt / WXXI News

Senators and Assemblymembers are pushing for action to combat climate change before the legislative session ends later this month. But Governor Andrew Cuomo says the plan is too ambitious and unrealistic.

Senate Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Todd Kaminsky, says he thinks that the state can enact the major anti climate change measure between now and June 19th, when the session is scheduled to end. He says there  isn’t time to wait.

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The New York State Senate began a series of hearings on climate change Tuesday. Democrats who lead the chamber back a measure to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions in New York by 2050, but that may come into conflict with a program being pushed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.