Labor, green groups team up to push for clean energy in NY

June 01, 2016 07:27 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A coalition of labor union members and environmental groups is coming to Albany to push state leaders to adopt a more aggressive response to climate change.

The group said Wednesday's rally is in support of stronger, enforceable energy standards to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy sources.

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Hector Figueroa, president of 32BJ Service Employees International Union, tells The Associated Press that addressing climate change is an issue that affects all New Yorkers. He also said the new green energy economy will create good jobs for workers across the state.

The event comes as lawmakers prepare to adjourn their 2016 session later this month.

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