If Mayor de Blasio wants to challenge President Trump on climate change, he can start with the buildings bearing the billionaire’s name, an environmental group says.
A new report from ALIGN, a coalition of labor and environmental activists, found that big buildings owned by Trump and his son-in-law and close adviser Jared Kushner are among the least energy-efficient in the city.
“Those folks are the biggest polluters of our city — we need to take them on and actually make sure that they reduce their emissions,” Maritza Silva-Farrell, the executive director at ALIGN, said.
Heating, cooling and powering big buildings is responsible for 73% of the city’s global-warming-related emissions, according to city data. The city has voluntary programs aimed at reducing emissions, but Silva-Farrell is pushing for mandatory rules.
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