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Kinderhook on record against climate change

Oct 25, 2015 12:02 am
Emilia Teasdale reports in The Columbia Paper that the Kinderhook Town Board adopted resolutions against climate change Oct. 19. The board approved the same resolutions already approved by the Towns of Chatham and Hillsdale and the Village of Chatham, all requested by the local chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and representatives from the state’s Climate Smart Communities program. The resolutions passed by a 3-1 vote, with Councilman Paul Voltz voting against, and councilwoman Deb Simonsmeier not present. If Kinderhook sends the DEC Office of Climate Change a copy of the resolution signed by the Town Clerk or notarized, they become a registered "Climate Smart Community." None of this is binding or means any specific action will be taken except that, "We also intend to let those running to replace Congressman Gibson know that Kinderhook, along with other municipalities in Congressional District NY-19, support climate action at the local and national level, and are promising to take action themselves at the municipal level to become ‘climate smart’," according to Jan Storm, a representative for the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.