During his State of the City Address, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new citywide policies that stop the construction of new fossil fuel projects.
Food & Water Action Northeast Region Director Alex Beauchamp released the following statement:
“Mayor de Blasio took a bold step today towards moving New York City off fossil fuels. We applaud the mayor's historic, groundbreaking commitment to stopping fossil fuel projects.
“Despite New York’s fracking ban, we still face an onslaught of new proposals for pipelines and power plants that transport and burn fracked gas. With today’s announcement, de Blasio commits to stopping these dangerous projects in their tracks.
“Governor Cuomo should follow Mayor de Blasio’s bold leadership and take immediate action at the state level to stop the maze of fracked gas pipelines, power plants, and other fossil fuel projects proposed and under construction throughout New York.”