Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Federal Ruling in Support of Clean Energy Standard

July 26, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today released the following statement after the United States Court for the Southern District issued a ruling in support of New York State's Clean Energy Standard:

"I applaud today's ruling that supports our constitutional right to protect New Yorkers with our nation-leading initiative to ensure a healthy environment for all. We are in a global fight to combat climate change, and today's ruling ensures our progress will not be blocked or rolled back by fossil fuel interests and others seeking to maintain the status quo.

"The court forcefully ruled that the Clean Energy Standard and its Zero Emissions Credit program are valid tools to use to combat climate change. At a time when the federal government has abdicated its leadership on climate change, New York will continue to do all that we can to ensure that current and future generations have a clean and safe environment in which to live and prosper."

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