Statement Regarding Passage of the CLCPA


Director of Communications

“The passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), puts New York in uncharted territory. The course the State takes will have a profound impact on families, communities, businesses, the State and possibly the world. Importantly, the CLCPA includes a commitment that New York’s climate policies will not cause leakage by addressing affordability and listening to the impacted business community,” said Darren Suarez, Senior Director of Government Affairs. “Carbon policies that global competitors are not subject to can put businesses at an economic disadvantage. If our companies are not competitive there is risk of job loss to other jurisdictions with weaker standards, ultimately resulting in higher global greenhouse gas emissions. We need to get this right, to avoid a potential shipwreck.”