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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Environmental activists are delivering more than 50,000 comments to the Cuomo administration, urging officials to recast the state's energy plan with specific strategies for burning less fossil fuel and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

The comments, filed Friday on the deadline for responding to the draft plan issued in January, urge the New York officials to reject additional natural gas drilling as any sort of environmental solution, calling instead for a much stronger push for renewable and cleaner solar and wind power.

The 2014 draft from the state Energy Planning Board says it's meant to put New York on track to reduce emissions and their impact on climate change, meaning global warming.

The plan calls for an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050.

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