Activists rally in Astoria Park, urging passage of the Climate and Community Investment Act

(L-R) Elected officals Ron Kim, John Liu, Jessica Ramos, council candidate Tiffany Cabán, and Jessica González-Rojas at a rally demanding the passage of the Climate and Community Investment Act. (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann)

Elected officials, youth activists and community leaders from across Queens rallied at Astoria Park Monday to call for movement on the New York Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA) in Albany.

With the state legislative session drawing to a close on June 10, those assembled at the waterfront park urged swift passage of the bills that would “make polluters pay,” raising $10 to $15 billion per year over the next decade through a fee on greenhouse gases and co-pollutants.

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