Establish a Climate Justice Working Group.
- Date Due:
- Responsible Entity:
- Establish a Climate Justice Working Group.
- The DEC will establish a Climate Justice Working Group comprised of representatives from environmental justice communities, DEC, DOH, NYSERDA, and DOL.
- EXECUTED: The members of the Climate Justice Working Group were announced on June 23, 2020.
- CLCPA § 2 adds new ECL § 75-0111(1)
The CLCPA instructs the DEC to establish a Climate Justice Working Group (“CJWG”) that will consult with the DEC, DOH, DOL, NYSERDA, and the Environmental Justice Advisory Group to establish criteria in order to identify disadvantaged communities for co-pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, regulatory impact statements, and the allocation of investments. The group will be comprised of representatives from: environmental justice communities, the DEC, the DOH, the NYSERDA, and the DOL.
A comprehensive list of the Climate Justice Working Group members can be found here.
CLCPA § 75-0111(1): “There is hereby created within the department, no later than six months after the effective date of this article, a "climate justice working group." Such working group will be comprised of representatives from: environmental justice communities, the department, the department of health, the New York state energy and research development authority, and the department of labor.”