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Making holiday travel manageable for those with a chronic health issue; University presidents testify on the rise of anti-semitism on college campuses; Tommy Tuberville's blockade on military promotions is mostly over.

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Sen. Tommy Tuberville ends his hold on military promotions, the Senate's leadership is divided on a House Border Bill and college presidents testify about anti-semitism on campus.

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Texas welcomes more visitors near Big Bend but locals worry the water won't last, those dependent on Colorado's Dolores River fear the same but have found common ground solutions, and a new film highlights historical healthcare challenges in rural Appalachia.

Statewide Coalition Wants Climate Goals in State Budget

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017   

ALBANY, N.Y. – Labor and community groups along with clean-energy advocates rallied in Albany on Monday, asking lawmakers to make legislation that would help fight climate change part of the state budget.

Carrying orange life preservers with the words "Save Our Future," the group gathered as the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Environmental Conservation got under way.

Daniel Sherrell, the campaign coordinator for New York Renews, says incorporating the Climate and Community Protection Act into the environmental budget would make the elimination of carbon pollution in New York by 2050 state law.

"It would also make sure that we're getting resources to the most vulnerable communities, and set fair labor standards to make sure that green jobs are going to be good, family-supporting jobs," he said.

The Climate and Community Protection Act passed easily in the State Assembly last year, but failed to get through the Senate.

According to Sherrell, with the Trump administration intent on undoing years of effort to rein in carbon pollution on the federal level, bills like this are more important than ever.

"If the country's going to move forward to tackle the climate crisis in an equitable way, the leadership's going to have to come from the state level, and New York state is uniquely positioned to provide that leadership," he explained.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not taken a position on the bill. Sherrell believes Cuomo's Clean Energy Standard and offshore wind initiatives are a good start, but he needs to do more.

"His policies have to reflect the urgency at the federal level right now, but also the potential for New York to really be a lodestar for the entire country, and, frankly, the world on these issues," he added.


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