We are taking our stories and our demands to our legislators with video clips. Join us as we learn how to make a 2-3 minute video using our faith traditions. At the end of workshop you will be able to:
- Write a brief story
- Record easily (painlessly) for posting
- Learn the storytelling tradition of your faith
- Take action and reach out further into the community
- Turn the words of heartfelt prayers into deeds with others across the state.
Sunday, August 28th @ 7:00pm
To register go to: https://forms.gle/xVHsiG2WnLgyb8Xj7
What Does West Virginia v EPA mean?
Congresspeople and as a whole, the Congress, are not experts on environment and environmental issues. They pass laws that give general directions and boundaries while instructing agencies to engage experts to implement the laws by drafting regulations. The majority of the Supreme Court says this methodology is no longer valid. They ruled the legislation must spell out the regulations in full in the legislation and the EPA only has the authority to oversee the regulations written in the laws. The EPA can no longer promulgate regulations. The Supreme Court demands are impossible, which means the entire fossil fuel industry is now essentially deregulated.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has called for a “Special Session” of the Assembly to consider the “Build Public Renewables Act” that he failed to bring to the floor for a vote at the end of the session last week. The NYS Senate has already passed the bill.
Calling a special session is rare and unusual. Politico offers that the special session to consider the bill was called because the intense public pressure.
That pressure is US, my friend. Whoo-hoo!
The session will convene on July 28th.
Announced on February 1, 2021: NY Renews becomes the official state anchor of the national THRIVE AGENDA, commonly known as The Green New Deal. The elements and structure of the THRIVE AGENDA is already familiar to New Yorkers who pushed and won the Climate and Community Leadership Protection Act and are now advocating the Climate and Community Investment Act. You can read the THRIVE AGENDA in detail on their website.