Viewfinder: Mayor Bill de Blasio Discusses New York City's 'Green New Deal' on Earth Day

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds up a copy of the One NYC 2050 plan as he speaks about the city's response to climate change at Hunter's Point South Park on April 22nd, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York City. The Climate Mobilization Act, which has been referred to as a Green New Deal for the city, passed the city council last Thursday. The legislation, which is part of a broader plan to reduce the city's carbon footprint, would require private building owners to cut their emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The One NYC 2050 report, released Monday, includes plans for how the city can meet that goal.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds up a copy of the One NYC 2050 plan as he speaks about the city's response to climate change at Hunter's Point South Park on April 22nd, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York City. The Climate Mobilization Act, which has been referred to as a Green New Deal for the city, passed the city council last Thursday. The legislation, which is part of a broader plan to reduce the city's carbon footprint, would require private building owners to cut their emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The One NYC 2050 report, released Monday, includes plans for how the city can meet that goal.

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