Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on The Climate Change Superfund Act

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following statement regarding The Climate Change Superfund Act in New York City:

“The worst air pollution in New York City history and the hottest day on earth in recorded history have resulted from climate change. It is clear who is most responsible for the imminent climate change threat we face - fossil fuel companies. For decades they have been knowingly polluting our atmosphere to maximize their profits, and they continue to do so. In the first quarter of this year, Saudi Aramco made almost $32 billion in profits, with US-based Exxon Mobil, Shell, and Chevron racking up over $27 billion combined. New Yorkers should not be footing the bill while these multinational oil companies continue to make money at record rates. Big oil made this mess, and they should be the ones to pay the price and clean it up. If only we had a bill to address climate change. Oh wait, we do. It is called the Climate Change Superfund Act (A.3351 & S.2129). We should enact it into law as soon as possible.”