In WE ACT’s latest newsletter where they discus issuing a number of statements and press releases this week about legislative updates that have happened at the city and federal level:
- New York City Council Passes Intro 470-A: We issued a statement on this introduction which will accelerate the timeline for phasing out fuel oil No. 4, thereby helping improve the air quality in our communities, where many buildings use this polluting fuel.
- Federal Heating and Cooling Relief Act Re-Introduced: We issued a statement in support of this bill which will invest in and expand the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), so that more families can stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
- Improving the CEJST: We released a statement calling on the White House Council on Environmental Quality to address the racially disproportionate increase in the number of communities added to Version 1 of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST), which will help the federal government determine which communities receive Justice40 benefits.
- Call for Improved Railroad and Chemical Safety: In the wake of the disastrous Ohio train derailment that leaked chemicals into surrounding communities, we released a statement calling for an investigation and improved regulations to ensure this never happens again.
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