Far left New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to work his very own Green New Deal in the city which would ban the construction of ‘glass and steel’ skyscrapers for some strange reason.
There’s no word yet on what building materials the mayor would find acceptable.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Mayor Bill de Blasio: NYC is going to ban ‘glass and steel skyscrapers’
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” a municipal version of the Democratic-introduced “Green New Deal” for his city.
“We’re actually making the Green New Deal come alive here in New York City,” he explained. “It’s three very basic ideas. One, the biggest source of emissions in New York City is buildings. We’re putting clear, strong mandates, the first of any major city on the earth to say to building owners, ‘You gotta clean up your act. You gotta retrofit. You gotta save energy.'”
De Blasio said if the building owners do not change their places to reduce emissions by 2030, they will be fined. For the biggest buildings in the city, they could face fines of up to $1 million or more.
“We are going to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers which are incredibly inefficient,” he added. “If someone wants to build one of those things they can take a whole lot of steps to make it energy efficient, but we’re not going to allow what we’ve seen in the past.”
Here’s a video of his remarks:
The New York Post responded to this with a great cover depicting the mayor as Fred Flintstone:
— Richard Hétu (@richardhetu) April 23, 2019
Here’s an excerpt from one of their columns:
De Blasio’s ‘green’ skyscraper idea is pure stupidity
There’s a concrete reason for Mayor de Blasio’s notion to ban New York city’s “classic glass and steel skyscrapers” — he’s got rocks in his head.
Has any officeholder ever turned so viciously on his own town?
De Blasio’s poisonous City Hall reign is distinguished by corruption, laziness and incompetence — but not by rank stupidity. Until today.
He wants New York to be “first of any major city on the Earth” to make building owners “clean up your act . . . to save energy.”
De Blasio knows nothing about New York City because he has no love for it. Unlike his every predecessor, he doesn’t go to museums, concerts or restaurants.
His gas-guzzling van ride between Gracie Mansion and his Brooklyn gym is the extent of his immersion in Big Apple life.
What is this mayor thinking?