Gather with lawmakers and fellow advocates in Manhattan for a rally and press conference to urge Governor Hochul to put the NY HEAT Act in the 2024 state budget.
This transformational climate and social justice legislation is essential for starting the transition off dirty fracked gas while ensuring affordable utility bills for all New Yorkers.
Utility rate hikes are pummeling New Yorkers across the state, with monthly bills set to rise up to $40 for gas and electricity over the next three years for many families.
The NY HEAT Act has 74 sponsors in the NYS Assembly and already passed the NYS Senate. It will stop expansion of the fracked gas system in order to protect the climate and reduce future rate increases, while limiting energy bills to 6% of household income and saving low- and middle-income New Yorkers up to $75/month on their utility bills.
NY HEAT also gets rid of the unfair 100-foot rule -- which forces New York families to subsidize new gas hookups while accelerating fossil fuel-generated climate change -- plus the "obligation to serve," which mandates the use of fracked gas instead of renewable heating. Instead, it allows the state to invest in efficient, clean electric home energy solutions like fossil-free thermal energy networks.
Join us at the rally to urge the governor to put this important act in the budget!