New York is at a key moment. In a year of deadly climate impacts, our City Council needs to do three things to protect our communities:
- Ban new hookups of dangerous, unhealthy methane gas in buildings.
- Defend Local Law 97, which addresses greenhouse gas emissions from large, existing buildings.
- Join the call for international action on fossil fuels by endorsing the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
What do New York's ban on new gas hookups, Local Law 97, and the Treaty endorsement all have in common? They make a safer, healthier New York and planet possible. AND they all need urgent action and support from the New York City Council.
But the Council needs to hear from us so they will act urgently and support these policies. Without that, the ban on new gas hookups, Local Law 97, and the Treaty endorsement could all fade away.
New York became a leader on climate and community health and safety by passing Local Law 97. To stay a leader, New York needs to keep Local Law 97 strong, pass the ban on new gas hookups, and endorse the Treaty. All these policies are part of the SAFE Cities movement where local governments use their authority to protect community health and safety and global climate. With the devastation that climate change has brought to New York City and the world this year, this is not the time for the City to back off.
Send a message to local lawmakers urging them to support these three policies and protect the health and safety of New York and the planet.