NY²CL Lobby Fellowship
Learn how the New York State government works, meet with legislators, and advocate for equitable, comprehensive climate action! This fellowship will run from October through January, meeting once a week, and consisting of synchronous and asynchronous work. (You can request service hours for this program depending on your school.)
This fellowship includes:
Working to ratify the Environmental Rights Amendment;
Divesting the NYS Teachers’ Retirement System from fossil fuels;
Learning how to write letters to the editor;
Lobbying state legislators to end fossil fuel subsidies and more!
Submit a Public Comment
New York State is currently deciding whether or not to approve plans for Danskammer, a fossil fuel plant in Westchester. Now is your chance to speak out — click below to submit an official comment to the Siting Board!
Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Petitions
Tell FERC to Stop the Williams Pipeline in the NY/NJ Harbor
On March 19, 2021 Transco requested a two-year extension from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build the pipeline and get it in service. Tell FERC Chairperson Glick and all the FERC Commissioners to deny Williams its extension request and stop the pipeline for good!
Stop the Gowanus Fracked Gas Powerplant
Sign the petition calling on Governor Cuomo & the Public Service Commission to stop the proposed fracked gas Gowanus Repowering Project in Brooklyn, NY.
Governor Cuomo: Stop the Astoria NRG Power Plant
Energy company NRG wants to build a new dirty fracked gas power plant on the Astoria waterfront in Queens. Sign the petition to tell Governor Cuomo to stop the proposed Astoria NRG fracked gas power plant and commit to renewables instead.
Divest the New York State Teachers' Retirement Fund from Climate Destroying Fossil Fuels
Sign the petition asking the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) to support divestment from fossil fuels and work with the NYS Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS) to get fossil fuels out of our pension fund.
Stop Funding Climate Destruction
and Pass A257C
Sign the petition calling on the NYS legislature and Governor Cuomo to identify and eliminate all nonessential fossil fuel subsidies. We commend the recent passage of S2649C and call for the passage of its Assembly counterpart, A257C. This act requires the governor to publicly disclose all fossil fuel tax expenditures and installs a sunset date five years from passage for these subsidies, except on a case-by-case basis for those the state legislature deems essential. Properly accounting for how much these expenditures cost our State and phasing out nonessential subsidies is both critical to the financial health of our state and indispensable in the fight against climate change.