Governor Kathy Hochul was joined by MTA leaders to announce crucial climate change legislation and unveil zero-emissions buses that will be available for public use.
During the April 22 press conference, Hochul announced the allocation of funding to various state and city-related climate action legislation, including a large chunk of the state budget being dedicated to preventing further climate change.
“We have the most ambitious renewable energy and emissions reduction goals in the country,” said Hochul. “We will have 70% electricity from renewables by the year 2030, 85% reductions 2050 and we are not afraid. We are leaning hard into those bold ambitious goals and it starts with other initiatives such as the fact that our budget – and I thank our legislators, my partners in state government – for approving a $4.2 billion clean water, clean air and green jobs environmental bond act which is critically important to our energy future.”