Living With Climate Change
Already, New York State’s Climate Act is among the most ambitious in the nation. It calls for a 40% reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions economy-wide as soon as 2030.
New York may soon become the first state in the nation to ban natural gas for stoves and other appliances in new construction when lawmakers vote on a budget plan next week.
The proposal, revealed this week by Gov. Kathy Hochul, mirrors similar efforts in select other parts of the country, including New York City and upstate Ithaca, N.Y.