Climate activists cuffed at Downtown protest over Public Renewables Act

City council candidates and the Public Power Coalition, which is led by the Democratic Socialists of America and local environmental justice organizations, held a rally and march on June 2 in City Hall Park in Manhattan, demanding the NY State Assembly pass the Build Public Renewables Act before the end of the legislative session on June 10. They also demanded an end to climate corruption.

If passed, the legislation would require the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation’s largest public energy provider, to lead a mass buildout of 100 percent renewable energy powering at least 75 percent of the state and create tens of thousands of green union jobs in the process, according to advocates.

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