The New York Assembly Has Approved The Nations Most Ambitious Climate Change Bill

06.03.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The legislation requires the state to reduce greenhouse gases to zero by 2050. To pull that off, the bill gives the state until 2030 to get at least 50% of its electricity from clean energy. So far, the bill has not been introduced in the state senate with only eight working days left in the session.

Activists call this the most important bill of the decade, saying it will create jobs in the energy sector.

But those opposing it say there are far more important issues in New York than climate change.