The mayor is putting New York City’s landmark climate and jobs law in jeopardy, our columnist argues.
The city announced key proposed rules, making progress but also leaving a massive loophole unaddressed, our columnist writes.
Enormous pollution cuts and tens of thousands of jobs depend on how Adams implements New York City’s landmark climate law in the coming months.
The state’s own expert council, tasked with planning the law’s implementation, told the legislature to pass a gas ban this year. They were ignored.
And that’s still vastly short of what’s needed.
Elected with real estate industry support, soon-to-be Mayor Adams faces a critical choice on New York’s landmark buildings emissions law.
Only big, strong, mean grassroots campaigns can turn this around
Buildings may be New York’s top source of emissions. The state should follow the city’s lead in cleaning them up.
Here are the policies candidates for Mayor and Council must commit to enacting if they’re serious about a Green New Deal for New York City.
New York needs to transition its electric grid off fossil fuels. That means Cuomo must create a schedule to shut down polluting power plants—and stop approving new ones.
New York has a long history of setting climate goals to great fanfare—and then missing them. A new climate law makes more promises, but will Governor Cuomo deliver?