Published: Thu, May 16, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

NYC mayor says he'll decide this week on presidential run

NYC mayor says he'll decide this week on presidential run

Part of the legislation calls for buildings of 25,000 square feet or more, which account for almost a third of the city's carbon emissions, to increase their energy efficiency. He said the decision to hold a rally in the lobby of Trump Tower was independent of any presidential ambitions and he promised to name other potential violators publicly in the future.

Supporters flanked the mayor holding "NYC Green New Deal" posters, occasionally offering chants of "Our planet not your profit!" while pro-Trump protesters lingered around the edges shouting expletives and waving handmade signs that read "Trump 2020" and "Worst Mayor Ever."

Each of those buildings would have to cut emissions by 40 percent, relative to 2005 levels, by 2030 to avoid major fines. Along with the humor, the mayor also tried some tough talk: "They're scared of the truth", he declared.

The deal is actually a package of 10 bills meant to curb carbon emissions in the country's largest city by carrying out measures that will be "the equivalent of taking more than one million cars off the road by 2030", according to New York City's Committee for Environmental Protection Chair Costa Constantinides. Last week, by a vote of 45-2 the New York City Council enacted the Climate Mobilization Act, a new law that targets greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings.

Buildings that fail to meet the marks will be punished by major fines.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the 2019 National Action Network National Convention in New York, U.S., April 3, 2019.

According to city officials, the president's eight largest NY properties pump out around 27,000 tons of planet-warming gases every year, the equivalent of 5,800 cars.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and federal authorities will miss their self-imposed deadline to select the next top boss for the city's embattled Housing Authority for the second time, the administration admitted in a statement released late Monday.

NY is not the only major American city to push its own version of the Green New Deal. Instead, he has promoted deregulation of the energy sector, which the president says will foster economic growth. We are showing that you can make real, progressive change on the ground here. "With flames on our hillsides and floods in our streets, cities can not wait another moment to confront the climate crisis with everything we've got".

Responding to a reporter's question, De Blasio - still straining to be heard - said he was discussing a possible presidential run with his family.

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