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Schumer must end fossil fuel subsidies: NY’s climate movement Alex Beauchamp 

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Sen. Chuck Schumer has been posturing as a climate champion. In New York City, he recently stood shoulder to shoulder with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive Democrats to oppose a new fracked gas power plant. In Washington, he has vowed to deliver aggressive federal climate policies, and has repeatedly stated that he will stop the granting of huge subsidies to fossil fuel companies. Schumer has encouragingly found his voice on the critical issue of climate and clean energy. Yet he must back up his rhetoric with action. His flood-ravaged constituents throughout the state will be watching.

Hurricane Ida was a warning. In mere hours this month, rain hit areas of New York City and Westchester County at record rates, flooding communities with 3-5 inches per hour and leaving fourteen dead. Hurricane Ida sent a clear message to New York: Climate change is here. The extraction and burning of fossil........

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