Save the Plastic Bag Fee!
ACTION ALERT: As Trump and the Republican Congress prepare to gut federal environmental protections, we need states like New York to defend our environment! Tell Governor Cuomo to stand up to the plastic bag industry and its attempt to destroy New York City’s plastic bag reduction law.
Governor Cuomo is preparing to sign a polluter-backed bill that would overturn New York City's plastic bag fee. He is still undecided, and with an issue like this, phone calls can really influence the outcome. Call the governor and urge him to protect the environment!
Here's his number: 1-518-474-8390
Here's a sample script:
Hi, my name is _________ and I’m a New York City resident. I’m calling to urge Governor Cuomo to veto S. 4158/ A. 4883. This bill would overturn New York City’s effort to prevent plastic bag pollution, jeopardizing the right of local communities to pass environmental laws.
With Trump undermining federal environmental regulations, we need Governor Cuomo to be a national environmental leader now more than ever.
Every year, New York City spends more than $12 million to dispose of more than 10 billion environmentally-destructive single-use plastic bags. The New York City Council spent three years reaching a compromise solution to this financial and environmental problem. Please don’t let the state legislature overturn their solution. No one has to pay for a plastic bag if they bring their own bag. No one on SNAP or WIC will have to pay a fee -- they are exempt. And the City Council’s law mandates that the city give out free reusable bags.
I urge the governor to stand up to the plastic bag lobby, be an environmental leader, and veto S. 4158/ A. 4883. Thank you!
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