october, 2021

05oct6:00 pm7:00 pmCommunity Forum: How the New York City Council can take action on fossil fuels to protect local health and safety and global climate

Event Details

This year has brought more devastating and deadly climate change impacts to New York. It’s clear the consequences of fossil fuels are only getting worse, for New Yorkers and for people around the world. Fossil fuels like oil and methane gas are dangerous and unhealthy in our homes and communities as well. Meanwhile, the fossil fuel industry is still pushing business as usual. New York needs to stop fossil fuel expansion and phase out fossil fuels so that we can protect local health and safety and global climate.

The New York City Council has an opportunity right now to address the crisis by taking action to:

  • Ban new hookups of dangerous, unhealthy methane gas in buildings.

  • Defend Local Law 97, which addresses greenhouse gas emissions from large, existing buildings.

  • Join the call for international action on fossil fuels by endorsing the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

In the Community Forum on October 5 we’ll explore why each of these policies is important, how they connect to each other, and what’s needed to make sure the Council takes these important actions. We’ll have speakers from New York Communities For Change, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Climate Crisis Policy, Fridays For Future NYC, the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative, and SAFE Cities, as well as opportunities for questions and discussion. Please join us!


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



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