Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28

published by Andrew - November 24th, 2015

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

December 2015

Please note:  This schedule is subject to change – it is recommended that you call ahead to confirm these events with the host or ask to RSVP.


Politico New York – Legislators ask Cuomo to ‘get rid of coal in New York’

published by Andrew - November 24th, 2015

Today, Politico New York reported that Sen. Liz Krueger and several elected colleagues, joined by the Sierra Club, called on Governor Cuomo to make an enforceable committment to phase out coal-fired electricity generation in New York State by 2020. Full text of the article can be read below. CONTINUE READING

Krueger, Sierra Club, Elected Officials Urge Governor To Phase Out Coal By 2020

published by Andrew - November 23rd, 2015

NEW YORK – Senators, Assemblymembers, and City Council Members came together today at a City Hall press conference to urge Governor Cuomo to commit to transitioning New York off of coal-fired power by 2020 in advance of the international climate talks in Paris, slated to begin November 30th. The event was hosted by State Senator Liz Krueger and the Sierra Club and featured elected officials including Assemblymembers Brian Kavanagh, Jo Anne Simon and Rebecca Seawright, and Council Members Donovan Richards and Ben Kallos, along with around 100 community members. CONTINUE READING

Gotham Gazette Op-Ed: Time for New York to Cut the Coal

published by Andrew - November 23rd, 2015

New York – Today, in an op-ed published in Gotham Gazette, Sen. Krueger called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to commit to an enforceable mandate to close all coal plants in the state by 2020, and provide resources for a just transition for workers and affected communities.

The full text of the op-ed can be read below, and  is also available here. CONTINUE READING

Crain’s Op-Ed: New York should dump coal, oil and gas stocks before they fall even further

published by Andrew - November 19th, 2015

New York – Today, in an op-ed published in Crain’s New York Business, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, State Senator Liz Krueger, and Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz called on New York City and State officials to fully divest their pension funds from all fossil fuel holdings. Citing concerns about the risks of fossil fuel investments, as well as the goal of reducing emissions, Rosenthal, Krueger, and Ortiz encouraged State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and City Comptroller Scott Stringer to build on the Mayor’s recent announcement that he would push the city’s pension funds to divest from coal and study divesting from all fossil fuels.  CONTINUE READING