Consider whether agency decisions are inconsistent with goal of achieving GHG limits.

The CLCPA instructs New York State agencies to assess and implement strategies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, in considering and issuing permits, licenses and other administrative approvals and decisions, agencies must consider whether their actions are inconsistent with the dual goals of limiting GHGs and avoiding disproportionately burdening disadvantaged communities.

Statutory Language:

CLCPA § 7 (2): "In considering and issuing permits, licenses, and other administrative approvals and decisions, including but not limited to the execution of grants, loans, and contracts, all state agencies, offices, authorities, and divisions shall consider whether such decisions are inconsistent with or will interfere with the attainment of the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits established in article 75 of the environmental conservation law. Where such decisions are deemed to be inconsistent with or will interfere with the attainment of the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits, each agency, office, authority, or division shall provide a detailed statement of justification as to why such limits/criteria may not be met, and identify alternatives or green house gas mitigation measures to be required where such project is located.