Legislation

350Brooklyn works to advance climate legislation in New York State as members of the New York Renews coalition, and in cooperation with other groups and coalitions such as the Movement for the Green New Deal in New York State.  We support a just transition to 100% renewable energy, push to ban the construction of all new fossil fuel infrastructure, and support taxing polluters to support a just transition.

At the federal level 350Brooklyn works to advance genuinely effective climate legislation in Washington that supports climate justice through our partnership with the Climate Crisis Policy network.  Working with CCP, we participate in its Adopt-A-District program that focuses on persuading individual Members of Congress to support significant climate legislation.

The Legislation Workgroup organizes town halls, meets with legislators, canvasses in our neighborhoods, researches legislation, makes phone calls, writes letters, posts in social media, bird-dogs, and does everything we can to get our elected officials to take bold climate action.  Join us!

We are proud of the work we did as part of the NY Renews coalition to pass the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act in 2019. Read about the law here.   Among the most ambitious climate legislation in the nation, the CLCPA sets clear mandates for NYS that require us follow a clear timetable in lowering our greenhouse gas emissions until we reach net zero by 2050.  However, a law is only as good as its execution.  We are currently working to pass the Climate and Community Investment Act that would go a long way to fund the mandates of the CLCPA. Read about this proposed law here

As part of our Adopt-A-District work with the Climate Crisis Policy network, we are working to get our representatives in Congress, including our Senators, to pass a suite of federal bills.  You can read about those bills here.