Local organizer, Dominique Thomas, explains below
We did it! Moments ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a ban on all new fossil fuel projects in New York City.
New York City’s ban on fossil fuel projects is the largest municipal ban of its kind, ever. The climate justice movement has fought to achieve this for years. And it’s all thanks to unrelenting grassroots pressure, by local groups, allies and the dedicated support of 350.org staff that we’ve come this far.
We’re entering a new phase of the climate movement. Make a donation now to help power our movement so we can get governments everywhere to commit to fossil fuel project bans like New York City’s.
New York City just announced the largest municipal ban on fossil fuel projects, EVER. City agencies won’t approve ANY new dirty pipelines, plants or other projects.
— 350 dot org (@350) February 6, 2020
New York City has been a strong trendsetter for climate policy for years. When New York City announced its intent to divest its massive pension from fossil fuels two years ago, it set off a wave of divestment declarations from around the US and the world, clocking in at over $14 trillion in commitments to date.
New York is a trailblazing city and it’s only a matter of time before more cities follow suit. That means now, more than ever, we need to apply massive pressure from the ground up to ensure New York City’s fossil fuel project ban becomes a global trend.
Wins like this are the results of years and years of hard work. And it can only happen with the support of people like you. Can you make a contribution to this work today? With contributions of $5, $50, or even $500 dollars from supporters around the world, we can keep fighting and winning against the fossil fuel billionaires.
Let’s ban fossil fuel projects in every city. Please spread the news to inspire others to follow NYC’s lead.
This is a BIG deal. New Yorkers are celebrating a groundbreaking win in the fight for climate justice today, as Mayor Bill de Blasio announced New York City’s intention to stop all new fossil fuel projects within and serving the city. pic.twitter.com/DyVdtxPcSd
— 350 dot org (@350) February 7, 2020