RSVP for March 3, 11am Rally/Press Conference to Urge Mayor Adams to Fully Implement and Enforce Local Law 97 #GreenNewDeal4NYC
Please RSVP below to join climate activists, community groups and elected officials pushing to create good jobs and fight the climate crisis at 11am on Thursday, March 3rd on the Northwest corner of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue in front of a super-polluting building, One Bryant Park.
Together, we will urge Mayor Adams to full implement and enforce Local Law 97 of 2019, which requires large buildings - the top source of NYC's climate-heating pollution - to slash their air pollution. The law is currently on track to create tens of thousands of jobs this decade.
Sadly, the deep-pocketed real estate lobby is trying to gut the law. They are attempting to convince Mayor Adams to let billionaire developers off the hook by weakening the law's penalties and requirements, which would make the new law toothless. For months now, Mayor Adams' spokespeople have been using the real estate lobby's talk points about the law when asked by press, including false statements that the law's penalties and requirements are unfair.
We will gather at 11:00 in front of One Bryant Park, the "Bank of America Tower," which is a massive polluter that exceeds the pollution limits set by Local Law 97, which take hold in 2024. One Bryant Park is owned by the Durst Organization, billionaire developers who have been extremely active alongside the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) in calling for Local Law 97 to be gutted.
Local Law 97 is the most important municipal-level climate/jobs law in the world. New York City needs to create good jobs, cut air pollution, and fight the climate crisis. It's vital that Mayor Adams take New York City forward, not backwards, by fully implementing and enforcing Local Law 97.