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Bronx Pol Wants City to Exempt Campaign Donor From Idling Law

DJ Transportation and three other companies want to be exempt from city idling fines.

May 30, 2024

‘Electric’ Slide: Four Companies Seek Exemptions from 1972 Anti-Idling Law

The Department of Environmental Protection has shown a willingness to waive New York City's 52-year-old anti-idling law for companies with plans to electrify their fleets.

May 13, 2024

‘Department of Enabling Polluters’: Clean Air Activists Slam Weakening of Idling Rule

"It's like a no-peeing section in a pool," one parent said.

March 8, 2024

Con Edison Cons Its Way Out of Paying Traffic Tickets

The massive energy company is bilking the city of tens of thousands of dollars in potential camera-issued traffic violations by obscuring its trucks’ license plates.

March 1, 2024

‘A Joke’: New City Rules Would Give More Idlers A Free Pass

And it's not the first time the agency, which has "environmental protection" in its name, has added obstacles to reining in polluters.

February 7, 2024

Can NYC Use Unpaid Tickets to Force Corporate Polluters to Electrify Fleets?

Companies that owe the city millions of dollars in unpaid idling violations may electrify their fleet to get out from under the debt in deals with the city.

January 8, 2024

‘Crazy Nonsense’: City Now Allows (Cough) Plateless Vehicles to (Cough) Break Idling Law

City environmental protection officials are now refusing to punish owners of commercial vehicles for idling if the trucks don't have license plates — a move that has enraged citizen enforcers.

December 5, 2023

NYPD All But Abandons Idling Enforcement Amid Climate Crisis

The number of idling violations issued by NYPD is down 99 percent from five years ago, according to publicly available stats.

September 5, 2023