Measure intended to comply with Green New Deal standards…
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has embraced Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y., Green New Deal and said the city will ban “inefficient” steel and glass skyscrapers as a result.
“We are making the Green New Deal come alive here in New York City,” he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It’s three very basic ideas. One, the biggest source of emissions in New York City is buildings.”
The city will introduce “strong mandates” for buildings to “guarantee we reduce emissions,” de Blasio said.
The buildings that don’t comply by 2030 will face fines “as high as $1 million or more.”