Activists gather in front of ticking Climate Clock to demand action against fossil fuels, utilities


After a winter of record-high utility bills in New York City and a disappointing budget cycle for those most passionate about climate, environmental activists gathered in Union Square on Wednesday afternoon to call for action from the governor’s office.

“People are getting clobbered right now with very high Con Ed bills, really high National Grid bills,” said Lee Ziesche, an organizer with the Sane Energy Project. “So, we’re here today to kind of strike back against the utilities.”