‘The governor has proposed speeding up to 2040 his target for going to 100 percent clean electricity. We believe we can go faster. ‘
It’s not that unions can’t get behind steps to save the planet. It’s that they can’t endorse policies that don’t also create good jobs.
According to blogger Mark Dunlea, they want the city to inherit the wind—but in a good way.
The state’s senior senator believes the nuclear plant should never have been built but says it can’t be shut down now because of a lack of replacement power. In fact, an environmental advocate writes, cleaner energy is out there.
The plastic bag industry and their supporters have increasingly used poor people as their last line of defense. When the poor aren’t being blamed for all of our society’s problem – such as budget deficits, crime, litter – they are being used as the poster child to block needed reforms.
The next installment in our new opinion series credits the mayor bold promises to reduce the risk of climate change but wonders whether his policies are keeping up.
They hope Mayor de Blasio will expand universal school meals and create a food policy council. But they also want action on wage rates, wage theft and jobs programs to reduce the economic need that harbors hunger.
It’s not just that Gov. Cuomo’s campaign-finance reform plan doesn’t go far enough. It’s that even the best reform won’t do enough to make our system truly democratic.
The collapse of the Supercommittee process gives New York City anti-hunger activists a chance to help shape a farm bill that fights hunger, promotes health, protects the environment and bolsters independent farmers.