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A new law will set tight air pollution limits on new building construction that curtails dependence on fossil fuels such as oil and gas.
The pollutants, primarily chlorinated solvents and petrochemicals derived from carbon, were first discovered in 2005 by Exxon Mobil and the New York State Department of Transportation as part of a separate cleanup in Greenpoint.
The next mayor will face dual crises—recovering from the pandemic and confronting climate change.
Some environmentalists celebrated the closure due to the energy plant’s proximity to New York City, but it has sinister immediate implications for the state’s climate goals.
New York City consumes massive amounts of natural gas to stay warm and run stoves. Energy experts say there is a greener way forward.
Nearly one year after the initial divestment pledge was made, the city is still doing business with the institutions directly responsible for the climate crisis.
66% of the city's rooftops could harness solar energy, but most development so far has been centered on Staten Island.
The Columbia College Student Council called the threat of suspension an "overly severe sanction" for a non-violent protest.
To put it in perspective, 7,775 weather stations broke daily high records in March, including "the icebox of America," International Falls, Minnesota.
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