NRDC Statement on Mayor de Blasio’s First Sustainability Plan

NEW YORK (April 22, 2015) – Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration today released its first-ever sustainability plan for New York City, One New York: The Plan for A Strong and Just City (OneNYC). The plan builds and expands on former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC.

A statement follows from Eric Goldstein, New York City Environment Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“This is a broad and ambitious plan to make New York a more sustainable city and a better place to live. Perhaps most notably, this is the first time ever the city’s sustainability plan approaches these issues through an equity lens. That’s key because many urban environmental problems, including climate change, hit poor and working class New Yorkers the hardest. Critical to this plan’s success, of course, will be putting it into action. We look forward to working with the de Blasio administration to accomplish that objective.”


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