Clean Air Call-In Day: Tell Governor Hochul to Veto LECCLA
In June, the NYS Legislature passed the Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act, a bill to give preference in awarding State contracts to concrete producers that use "low embodied carbon concrete." This bill could lead to waste burning at Lafarge and other cement plants across the state. The Coeyman's Clean Air Coalition and other groups are asking Governor Hochul to VETO this bill.
1. An increasing proportion of waste is plastic waste. Burning waste in cement kilns creates highly toxic air emissions, including dioxins, furans, volatile organic compounds, and heavy metals.
2. LECCLA relies on an advisory group of industry insiders to evaluate State environmental policy.
3. The bill doesn't define "low carbon concrete" or set any low carbon standards. There is no such as thing as low carbon concrete!
HELP KEEP OUR AIR CLEAN! On Thursday, October 28th, call Governor Hochul and ask her to veto LECCLA.
Fill out this form to RSVP for this call-in day. This form will take you to a landing page where you will receive instructions for the call-in day and a sample script. You also will receive a reminder via email on 10/28 with the instructions.
Thank you for your support in protecting our right to clean air, water, and a healthful environment!