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Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) Public Hearing & Comment Period (SYRACUSE)

January 26, 2022: 4:00PM to 6:00PM
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Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act): Draft Scoping Plan Public Comment Period

The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) was signed into law in New York State in 2019 as one of the most ambitious climate laws in the world. The law created the Climate Action Council (the Council), which is tasked with developing a Draft Scoping Plan that serves as an initial framework for how the State will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve net-zero emissions, increase renewable energy usage, and ensure climate justice. 

The Climate Action Council will hold 10 public hearings across the State to receive public input on the Draft Scoping Plan and advance work on a Final Scoping Plan to guide the implementation of the State’s nation-leading climate goals under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act).  

Eight in-person hearings and two virtual hearings will be conducted to receive public input. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for the in-person hearings. Priority in seating and speaking will be given to those who pre-register.

In-person hearings will be webcast for viewing purposes only. Members of the public who want to provide oral comment must attend either in-person or join a virtual hearing. It is not necessary to speak at multiple hearings, as equal weight is given to statements made in each forum. Additionally, equal weight is given to written and oral comments.

Hearings will be recorded and posted on the Climate Act website as soon as practicable.

Written comment submissions:

  • Comment form at Climate Act website
  • Email to [email protected]
  • U.S. mail sent to Draft Scoping Plan Comments, NYSERDA, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203


Comment period ends June 10, 2022. For more information about the public hearings and comment period, visit the NYS Climate Act website.

April 26, 2022  at 4:00pm
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Gateway Center
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Other remaining public hearings:

April 27, 2022 at 3:30pm 
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Buffalo
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May 3, 2022 at 4:00pm
NYC City College of Technology, Brooklyn
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May 7, 2022  10:00am
VIRTUAL meeting
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May 10, 2022  4:00pm 
The Wild Center, Tupper Lake
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May 11, 2022  4:00pm
VIRTUAL meeting
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