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    Climate Justice Working Group discussed criteria to identify disadvantaged communities

    UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – On Thursday, December 2nd, the Climate Justice Working Group hosted a meeting to discuss criteria for identifying disadvantaged communities for the purposes of co-pollutant reductions. Utica, Rome, and Herkimer region are on the discussion list. Climate change does not affect all New Yorkers equally.

    New York’s Climate Justice Working Group (CJWG), comprised of representatives from Environmental Justice groups across the State, was formed to identify disadvantaged communities (DACs) who are often overlooked in climate policy initiatives and to ensure they directly benefit from the State’s transition to cleaner, greener sources of energy and reduced pollution.

    On its latest disadvantaged communities map, Utica City, Rome City, and Herkimer Village…

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