Monday, January 2, 2017

News From Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

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Defending the Clean Power Plan
This week I led a coalition of 19 states and localities in calling on President-elect Trump to continue the federal government’s defense of the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan is vital to efforts to limit carbon pollution and is a blueprint for the critical action needed to fight climate change’s devastating environmental, economic, and public health impacts.
States like New York are on the front lines of climate change – and have demonstrated how to cut pollution and emissions while protecting affordable and reliable electricity, creating jobs, and growing our economy. The science is clear, and far too much is at stake to turn back the clock on our climate efforts.
Protecting Our Natural Resources
I join the thousands of New Yorkers who have raised serious concerns about the Coast Guard's Hudson River anchorage proposal. Last week my office sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security asking officials to reject the proposal, which would designate 43 new anchorage berths at 10 locations along the Hudson River between Albany and New York City.
The Hudson River is one of our state’s greatest natural resources, and we must remain vigilant in protecting it. The proposal to add 43 new anchorage sites along the river doesn’t pass the test.

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