Fight for Green Construction in New York
New York is currently one of the highest polluting states in the U.S., with each resident producing approximately eleven tons of greenhouse gases per year. The proposed On-Bill Recovery plan could cut that number in half. But first, it needs the support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the rest of the New York Senate.
The On-Bill Recovery plan will allow hundreds of thousands more homeowners to retrofit their homes, generating $1 billion in consumer savings and creating roughly 60,000 jobs in the private sector. Plus, implementation of this plan will reduce carbon emissions; it will be like taking 4.5 million cars off the road.
Naturally, power companies are putting up a big fight against the bill's passage in the Senate this week. Don't let them sway New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from his commitment to reducing environmental impact. Urge him to pass the On-Bill Recovery plan today.
Dear Governor Cuomo,
I am writing to remind you of your commitment to reducing New York's environmental impact and to urge you to pass the On-Bill Recovery plan that will be up for a vote this week.
New York is currently ranked #48 out of 50 for states with the worst pollution, with each resident producing approximately eleven tons of carbon emissions each year. But the On-Bill Recovery plan could dramatically reduce that number.
The On-Bill Recovery plan would allow hundreds of thousands of middle-class New Yorkers to afford to efficiently retrofit their homes in addition to creating 60,000 new jobs in the private sector.
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New York has the opportunity to become a leader in green job creation and energy efficiency programs. I urge you to help pave the way to a greener future for New York and the rest of the nation by supporting the On-Bill Recovery plan.