An executive order was issued last week by Mayor Bill De Blasio that would effectively put an end to any future fossil fuel infrastructure in New York City. The legislation states that for New York to meet its emission goals, the city will no longer support the implementation of any future fossil fuel pipelines.
New York has set a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, and this ban is placed to help them meet that goal. The plans start off with government buildings, requiring all government agencies to switch from the use of fossil fuels as a means of energy to another method that meets the stated guidelines.
“If we don’t break this addiction to fossil fuels, it will break us. We have to overcome it and so I am announcing an executive order to end the creation of fossil fuel infrastructure in New York City once and for all,” De Blasio said.
Read more about the ban here: NYC mayor to pursue building gas ban, orders end to fossil fuel infrastructure