January 4, 2021
NY-GEO was one of 150 organizations in NYS to sign this letter dated December 29, 2020:
Dear Messrs. Cuomo, Heastie, Ortt, Barclay and Ms. Stewart-Cousins:
We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to eliminate certain fossil fuel related tax expenditures in the SFY 2021-22 budget. As the climate emergency, COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent financial crisis escalate, New York cannot afford to continue subsidizing the fossil fuel industry with hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Reviewing and eliminating fossil fuel subsidies is critical to both addressing our state's budget shortfall and combating the climate crisis.