WASHINGTON (March 8, 2022) – The NRDC Action Fund, a national environmental organization, today announced its endorsement of Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) in her bid for a full term as New York’s governor.
“Governor Hochul has moved quickly to strengthen New York’s standing as a leader in clean energy,” said Manish Bapna, president of the NRDC Action Fund. “She understands that bold climate action is an economic winner–a jobs creator that will cut costs for our families and help to make New York a healthier and more prosperous place to live, work and visit. We are proud to stand with her as she fights for a brighter future for all New Yorkers.”
“Over the past six months, my administration has proudly taken action to confront climate change and affirm New York’s position as a global leader in clean energy,” said Governor Kathy Hochul. “From breaking ground on our first offshore wind project to advancing climate justice, we’re proving that we can protect our communities and create good-paying jobs. I am honored that NRDC Action Fund recognizes our accomplishments and ongoing commitment to building a greener, more-resilient future for New York.”
Since taking office in August of last year, Hochul has launched an effort to boost New York’s offshore wind industry by proposing a nation-leading $500 million investment in wind energy infrastructure, a plan that would create more than 6,800 jobs and add millions of New York homes to the ranks of those powered by wind. Her first budget called for a dramatic increase in the state’s Environmental Protection Fund and a $500 million investment in clean drinking water infrastructure. Hochul has also proposed a $4 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act for the 2022 general election ballot, which would be the largest Environmental Bond Act in state history if voters approve it this November.
The NRDC Action Fund is endorsing in gubernatorial races for the first time this cycle and is planning its largest-ever slate of House and Senate endorsements. NRDC Action Votes, an affiliated political action committee, helps to raise millions of dollars for these and other pro-environment candidates through GiveGreen.com.