Constantinides on NYC’s very own Green New Deal

Costa Constantinides
Costa Constantinides
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Constantinides on NYC’s very own Green New Deal

The City Council passing legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions, more, on Thursday.
April 17, 2019

Nothing can be said to be certain except death, taxes and the New York City Council passing environmental legislation the meeting before Earth Day.

But Thursday’s stated meeting at City Hall promises a more robust legislative package than usual, with at least one backer calling the eight-bill package “a Green New Deal for New York City.” The package will encourage green roofs, even requiring vegetation or solar panels on some buildings. It will also – following December’s power plant incident that lit up the city under an eerie, blue “Astoria Borealis” – require studying the feasibility of closing power plants in New York. But the pièce de résistance is a New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides’ bill (Int. 1253-C)