City Council Environmental Protection Committee Hearing on PlaNYC 2030

An oversight hearing on the City’s PLANYC 2030 sustainability goal to "reduce global warning emissions by more than 30%" and how best to achieve it.

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Public Hearing and Rally for PlaNYC

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Quinn Announces Her Support for Congestion Pricing

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced her support for congestion pricing at a press conference this morning on the Hudson River Greenway at Charles Street: Over the past two months I have been carefully reviewing the 127 items included in PlaNYC 2030. Many of these grew out of the Mayor’s Sustainability Task Force, which the […]