City and State: New York environmental bills attract support from Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo

Posted on December 21, 2023

Two bills awaiting the governor’s signature would prevent New York from contracting with companies that contribute to deforestation and reduce neonic pesticide use. Learn More (External Link) >>

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio joins push for deforestation bill

Posted on December 20, 2023

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio took to Instagram urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign a bill aimed at limiting the state's impact on climate change. Learn More (External Link) >>

New York Times: Will These Closely Watched Bills Become Law in New York?

Posted on December 19, 2023

The proposals include one that would ban noncompete agreements and another that would push New York to help curb deforestation. Learn More (External Link) >>

New York State Public Radio: Hochul set to act on two environmental bills

Posted on December 18, 2023

Governor Kathy Hochul has until the end of the year to sign or veto over 100 key bills. Learn More (External Link) >>

Spectrum: Push mounts for 2 environmental bills as Hochul weighs veto

Posted on December 17, 2023

Last-minute negotiations are heating up as Gov. Kathy Hochul considers significant changes, or vetoing, two environmental bills Democratic lawmakers widely supported this session. Learn More (External Link) >>

Politico: Hochul Raises Concerns On Tropical Deforestation Bill

Posted on December 11, 2023

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office has proposed changes to legislation that passed both chambers of the statehouse earlier this year that would require New York state contractors to prove their products don’t contribute to tropical deforestation or forest degradation. Learn More (External Link) >>

City Limits: Hochul May Gut Major Deforestation Bill, Advocates Say

Posted on December 07, 2023

The Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act would be the first in the U.S. to regulate local companies’ supply chains and require they’re free of products sourced through deforestation. But Gov. Hochul, who has until the end of the year to sign it into law, is touting a revised version that supporters say would render it ineffective. Learn More >>

New York State Focus: As Hochul Weighs Deforestation Bill, Sysco Steps in to Lobby

Posted on November 27, 2023

While Hochul considers a bill to pressure state contractors to stop deforestation, the massive food supplier is voicing concerns to her administration. Learn More >>

NY State of Politics: Debate intensifies over signing of deforestation bill

Posted on November 10, 2023

Gov. Kathy Hochul has concerns about signing a bill aiming to cut down on New York's impact on global deforestation, with executive staff telling lawmakers she's perplexed about potential impacts on small businesses across the state. Learn More >>

New York Can Tackle Deforestation and Jumpstart A Historic Path To Climate Justice

Posted on October 06, 2023

An act awaiting Gov. Hochul’s signature would require any company that supplies state agencies with “forest-risk commodities” to know and show that its entire supply chain is not linked to tropical deforestation. Learn More (External Link) >>

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