Pending New York State Environmental Bills

U-CAN Bills supported, 2021-2022 session of NYS Legislature

Clean Futures Act
S5939/A6761
Prohibits development of new major electric generating facilities powered by any fossil fuel. 

Moratorium on cryptocurrency mining
S6486/A7389B
Three-year moratorium on permitting of cryptocurrency plants; requirements of environmental impact statement.

Deforestation-free procurement act
S5921/A6872
Requires that companies contracting with the state do not contribute to tropical or boreal intact forest degradation or deforestation directly or through their supply chai

Methane production equipment credit
S2290/A06749
Provides tax credit for purchase of on-farm anaerobic digesters. We hope that the Legislature will consider providing resources for methane production not only to individual farmers but to counties or other regional organizations.  

NYS Build Public Renewables Act
S6453/A1466
Requires the New York Power Authority to provide only renewable energy and power to customers; requires such authority to be the sole provider of energy to all state owned and municipal properties. 

Expanded Bottle Bill
A8668/S065
Expands the NY bottle bill by including more types of eligible beverages and increasing minimum refund value to ten cents.

Advanced recycling
S7891/A9495
Will define and legalize advanced recycling, a heat-based, non-incinerating recycling process for plastics. 

Extended Producer Responsibility Act 
S1185C
Requires producers to develop and promote packaging which is recyclable and/or reusable

%d bloggers like this: