20 Groups Sign Letter Opposing the HEAT Act Legislation



20 Groups Sign Letter Opposing the HEAT Act Legislation 

ALBANY—On Wednesday, 20 business groups sent a letter to the New York State legislature opposing the “Home Energy Affordability Transition,” or HEAT Act (S.2016-A (Krueger)/A.4592-A (Fahy)). The groups, which span the entire State of New York, support efforts to respond to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; however, all believe the state must focus on workable and affordable methods to achieve its goals.

“It is essential that New York avoids imposing significant adverse impacts on the state’s economy, individual businesses, and residents,” part of the letter reads.

The full letter can be seen here.

The groups who oppose the legislation include:
⦁    Associated Builders & Contractors, Empire State Chapter
⦁    Buffalo Niagara Partnership                        
⦁    Business Council of New York State
⦁    Business Council of Westchester                    
⦁    Council of Industry                             
⦁    Capital Region Chamber of Commerce                
⦁    Empire State Forest Products Association                
⦁    Food Industry Alliance of NY                        
⦁    Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce                 
⦁    Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce                 
⦁    Long Island Association                         
⦁    Manufacturers Association of Central New York            
⦁    National Federation of Small Business                    
⦁    New York Association of Convenience Stores                
⦁    New York Construction Materials Association, Inc.            
⦁    New York Farm Bureau                            
⦁    NY State Builders Association                         
⦁    New York State Economic Development Council            
⦁    SKI New York                                 
⦁    Upstate United