As part of a sweeping green mandate, New York’s governor said he’d reconvene a climate advisory panel to avoid “political interference” from the White House. Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a State of the State rollout included a broad-based agenda to address climate change by building a state economy based on clean energy and through efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In June, the governor formed a climate alliance with his counterparts in California and Washington state to work on the benchmarks laid out in the global Paris climate deal. After President Donald Trump took steps to leave the agreement, Cuomo’s office said the administration took another “misguided step” by disbanding a federal advisory panel on climate assessment. In his annual initiative, Cuomo said he’d reconvene the committee to vet ways to maneuver through some of the challenges presented by a changing climate. “As a […]