New York state Sen. Kevin Parker, of Brooklyn, calls his proposal the next step in reducing the state's carbon footprint. 

His proposal would place a tax on corporations that pollute and direct the revenue to low-income communities and communities of color that have been affected by pollution and climate change. 

The measure is meant to build a previous law that mandates the state reduce its carbon emissions and transition to clean energy in the coming decades.

Parker, a candidate for New York City comptroller, joined Capital Tonight to discuss his plan.