As a result of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, and Bob Howarth and Tony Ingraffea's groundbreaking work over the
As a result of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, and Bob Howarth and Tony Ingraffea’s groundbreaking work over the years… the DEC has initiated a rulemaking on accounting for greenhouse gas emissions – including methane – over 20 year timeframe, including full life-cycle emissions, even if out of state.
The NYSDEC Office of Climate Change is hosting an informational webinar to provide the public the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the rulemaking to establish statewide greenhouse gas emission limits per Article 75 of the Environmental Conservation Law, as amended by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Chapter 106 of the Laws of 2019).
This webinar will be offered on two dates and the DEC plans to share the recording on their website at a later date.
On the 28th, AGREE is hosting an informal watch party for all who are interested, to watch the webinar and discuss. This proceeding will be important for all of us who have fought fracking. True accounting for the carbon impact of fracked gas – which we are still using in NY, even if it is not produced here – will be critical to good decision-making to avert the worst of climate change. This is where it starts.
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
If you can’t join us in person, you can join the DEC’s webinar by clicking on this link: [https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e80bae4136280846aeb85e0a18097bad4]
The pre-proposal draft terms for 6 NYCRR Part 496, which provides a brief description of the gases and emission sources that DEC is considering to include in the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit, is available on DEC’s Climate Change Mitigation website. http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/99223.html