Bummer: New York Removes Climate Change (scam) Bond From November Ballot

There’s an interesting admission here by NY Gov Cuomo

NY removes climate change bond from 2020 ballot; for now

New York’s governor says the state’s economy is too “murky” to move ahead with his sweeping proposal to address climate change by borrowing $3 billion to fund environmental restoration projects across New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Thursday conference call with reporters that the bond won’t appear on November’s ballot but said he hopes voters will weigh in on it the following year.

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the state’s sales tax revenues and tourism industry.

Some environmental leaders criticized the Cuomo’s removal of the bond from November’s ballot, saying it would have helped stimulate the state’s ailing economy.

Obviously, Cuomo and the people in his administration, particularly the economists, understand that this bond will not help the economy, especially when it is in such bad shape at the moment. But, why pull it, instead of letting New Yorkers vote on it? And what is it

(Adirondack Daily Enterprise) The $3 billion Restore Mother Nature Bond Act will not be seen on the ballot Nov. 3.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday confirmed the state would postpone a voter referendum on the bond act — one piece of a larger $33 billion, five-year plan to fight climate change — until 2021.

If authorized by voters, the bond act would shore up new funding for projects designed to mitigate flooding, restore fish and wildlife habitats, upgrade drinking water infrastructure and preserve land. Cuomo proposed the bond act in his State of the State address this January, and it was authorized by the state Legislature in April as part of the 2020-21 state budget.

Cuomo wants financial stability before doing this. How dare he! Doesn’t he know we have to stop the planet from burning!

“We’re disappointed,” said Protect the Adirondacks Executive Director Peter Bauer. “The focus of this bond act was largely climate change mitigation. There is no vaccine for climate change other than reducing fossil fuel use and that is going to require state investment and leadership. The 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act made New York state a leader on climate change, but now we need serious funding to start building alternative energy supplies. The Restore Mother Nature Bond Act was the first serious step for New York to start seriously confronting climate change. Now, on a certain level, it’s back to the drawing board.”

Strange that the people of New York don’t want to take one for the team, eh?

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