Some local leaders are calling on New York State to act on climate change.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Broome County Executive-elect Jason Garnar, Citizen Action of New York and the Sierra club were among those at a rally at the State Office Building in Binghamton as part of a state-wide push to urge the governor to include the New York Climate and Community Protection Act in the next state budget.

The rally came days after President-elect Donald Trump claimed that no one knows if climate change is real.

While the Climate Protection Act bill is reported to have bipartisan support in the Senate it apparently has no sponsor in that chamber.

The legislation includes a number of initiatives, including generating half of New York’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030 by law.


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