New York City Kids Sing Their Support for Congestion Pricing

Environmental Defense, who are responsible for this excellent report on the health effects of autmobile traffic and these effective billboards, present this video of New York City kids urging lawmakers in Albany to pass congestion pricing. 

"Sheldon Silver do you care about the quality of our air?"

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