"With the passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York has enacted the most aggressive climate change legislation in the nation. Ignoring climate change leaves our children to deal with its catastrophic consequences. As Washington turns a blind eye and rolls back decades of environmental protections, New York turns to a future of net zero emissions.
"In December, I called for some of the most ambitious clean energy and pollution reduction targets in the nation under the Green New Deal for New York. We are now taking another historic step forward to stop the imminent threat of climate change by establishing the most aggressive greenhouse gas reduction mandate in the nation and, we believe, in the entire world.
"And we will not stop there. After passing this bill, we continue to develop and implement policies and initiatives to spur unparalleled innovation and investments. As we transition to a net zero emissions future, we will continue to bolster green job initiatives to ensure that all New Yorkers share in the benefits of a clean energy economy. This comprehensive package will lead the way to a cleaner and greener future for generations to come."