New York, NY — In response to the results of today’s New York gubernatorial primary, 350 Action Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement:
“The gubernatorial primary campaign between three-term Governor Andrew Cuomo and activist Cynthia Nixon has injected massive energy into the New York progressive movement. Despite Nixon’s defeat, we in the climate movement have made our voices heard, pushing Cuomo to take stances on real climate solutions during the campaign: from opposing offshore drilling and calling for fossil fuel divestment, to temporarily denying the air permit to the dirty CPV fracked gas power plant.
“As intensifying hurricanes threaten our communities, New Yorkers need a real climate leader who will put our health and safety before corporate interests. For Cuomo to prove he’s a real climate leader, he needs to walk the talk on climate by stopping all fracked gas projects, and take real action on a Green New Deal for a just transition to 100% renewables for all New Yorkers.”
350 Action is empowering voters across the country to make a direct impact in the most important climate races in the nation. The organization has endorsed progressive candidates who support a moratorium on new fossil fuel extraction, will work to transition from oil & gas to a 100% renewable energy economy, and are refusing to take money from Big Oil. 350 Action is also launching a massive climate voter pledge, mobilizing voters to help replace climate deniers with progressive champions for real climate action. See candidates’ responses to 350 Action’s questionnaires here.