Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Department of Environmental Protection

Rally Wednesday for Tougher Idling Regs Near Schools

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Last week’s Chinatown disaster has prompted a good bit of discussion about idling vehicles. As it happens, two bills are wending their way through the City Council that would tighten idling restrictions and foster improved enforcement. A vote is expected tomorrow on Intro. 2007-631, which would reduce the maximum idling time from three minutes to […]

Enforcement Lags as Tour Bus Companies Flout Pollution Regs

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Comptroller William Thompson and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer want the city to enforce a law mandating that sightseeing buses reduce harmful emissions. Meanwhile, a citizen group called "Tour Buses No — Tourists Yes" also wants the buses off residential streets. In separate letters issued this month to the Department of Environmental Protection, Thompson and […]