NYLCV Statement on NYC FY ’22 Budget

The New York League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement in response to the NYC Fiscal Year ’22 budget agreement:

Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “New York City’s investments in environmental programs show that our climate recovery and economic recovery can go hand-in-hand. We are pleased that the City budget agreement includes several of our priorities that will keep our parks safe, clean, and accessible, reduce waste, and promote clean transportation. The restoration of some funding for greenspaces and the Parks Equity Initiative, restarting organic waste collection, adding support for commercial waste zones, and additional investments in electric school buses will combat climate pollution and create green jobs while prioritizing environmental justice. We commend Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Johnson, and the City Council for their leadership. We look forward to working with our partners as these programs are implemented. We will continue to push for further investments in our priorities including even more funding for greenspaces and investments to help smartly implement the Climate Mobilization Act to reduce emissions from buildings. ”