Committee on Economic Development

Mar 07, 2024

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11:00 AM

8 min

A vote. The committee passes a bill requiring cruise ships docking in NYC to use shore power, aiming to reduce diesel emissions and improve air quality.

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REMARKS

# Council Member Amanda Farías opens committee vote meeting on proposed introduction number 4a

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3 min

Council Member Amanda Farías leads a committee vote on proposed introduction number 4a, aiming for cleaner air and sustainable environments by requiring cruise ships to use shore power in NYC.

  • Farías highlights the bill's intention to reduce diesel emissions and improve air quality, especially in areas like Redhook.
  • The bill is presented as a collaborative effort, with notable contributions from council member Alexa Avila and Redhook residents.
  • It introduces compliance and enforcement mechanisms, including penalties for noncompliance, to ensure effectiveness.
  • The legislation mandates engagement with impacted communities for traffic mitigation and elevates shore power usage to a legally binding requirement.
  • Farías underscores the legislation's potential to establish NYC as a leader in environmental protection and climate change mitigation.

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# Council Member Alexa Avilés on her Legislation for Shore Power in Redhook

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112 sec

Council Member Alexa Avilés makes a statement on her legislation to implement shore power in Redhook, emphasizing its environmental and public health benefits.

  • Avilés thanks the majority leader, Council Member Batcher, and Redhook community members for their support and advocacy.
  • She highlights the legislation's aim to address environmental impacts and traffic mitigation concerns.
  • Avilés points out the significant reduction in emissions from idle cruise ships and vehicles as a climate justice win.
  • She urges her colleagues to vote in favor of the legislation to continue efforts to decarbonize the city and protect air and water quality.

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