Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

NYC Council Member Promotes ‘Gas Ban Bill’ Real Estate Board President Says Won’t Reduce Emissions

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Alicka Ampry-Samuel, a council member representing New York’s District 41, gave a speech related to a new bill she is sponsoring to ban gas in the city. Representatives from New York’s Passive House, American Institute of Architects–New York, and Alloy Development also voiced their support for the bill in front of a 44-story building, which they said was all-electric at Flatbush Avenue, on Sep. 13. District 41 encompasses a series of mostly black neighborhoods and is located in eastern Brooklyn. “It is my goal to see bill number 2317 pass in the NY city council before we all leave in December,” Ampry-Samuel said, “because we need to make sure that this bill, the gas ban bill becomes law in New York City.” “This legislation would effectively prohibit the use of gas-operated heating systems in new constructions or full gut renovations across NYC. Our mayor and city want to be carbon-free by 2050,” she said, …

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