This article is published in our opinion section. Pete Sikora directs climate advocacy at New York Communities for Change and is a member of the Local Law 97 Advisory Board.
“A simple patch to the delay program would be to require landlords who make use of it to reduce their pollution to compensate for the two lost years.”
“The law effectively requires billions of dollars of new investment across New York’s building stock, so what’s a few million through an Adams super PAC in comparison?”
Even as experts warn of mass ethnic cleansing in Gaza, New York politicians have remained unwavering in their support for Israel since the Hamas attack. They’ve been less vocal about their state’s ties to the occupation of Palestine.
The state’s top court will settle disputes between Rochester, Syracuse, New York City, and their police unions next week in three cases that could reshape police discipline across the state.
While Hochul considers a bill to pressure state contractors to stop deforestation, the massive food supplier is voicing concerns to her administration.
Hudson Valley legislators and advocates are urging the state to reject the double-digit hike, arguing it could illegally stick customers with the bill for the company’s own mess.
County and municipal economic development agencies play a key role in New York’s wind and solar buildout — but some say it’s not their job.
At a heated town meeting, a resident warned “pedophiles or criminals” would move into new housing.
In the state’s byzantine system for addiction services, some people don’t know they have tenants’ rights. Some don’t have them at all.