Mayor Bill de Blasio is blowing hot air towards President Donald Trump, warning The Don that his properties are pumping excessive greenhouse gas emissions, which could result in millions of dollars in fines.
The grinning de Blasio again told reporters he is still unsure whether he will run for president himself.
The mayor's statement said that buildings produce nearly 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in New York City.
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"Clearly, the Trump Organization is a little sensitive to the fact that we're calling them out for what they are doing to the climate and the way this building is a part of the problem".
"The fact that the Mayor of a major city would attack an iconic organization (which employs thousands of hardworking NY taxpayers) for his own political gain is an abuse of power, unethical and simply counterintuitive", the younger Trump said.
The law on buildings emissions is part of the city's Green New Deal initiative, which aims to reduce emissions 30 percent by 2030 and adhere to the standards of the Paris Agreement, an global pact on climate change from which Trump withdrew the United States.
The New York City Green New Deal was passed by the City Council last month and will become city law this Friday.
"Had the weather cooperated we would have been outside", de Blasio said.
He added, "I expect cities all around the world, all around the country, are going to look at this plan and are going to adopt it".
As for de Blasio's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-inspired "Green New Deal", the official name is The Climate Mobilization Act, and it intends to combat climate change by imposing various regulations and taxes that will supposedly curb carbon emissions by 40% by 2030, particularly taking aim at skyscrapers, the city's biggest producers of emissions.
But one protester holding an "LGBT for Trump" banner wasn't impressed with the mayor's message and accompanying threats, telling the Post, "This is bullsh**". This means the Trump Organization is on track to be hit with fines of $2.1 mllion every year from 2030, unless its buildings are made more environmentally friendly.
Upgrades to buildings in order to meet the new standards are expected to cost owners around $4 billion - a figure that has the city's powerful real estate lobby up in arms. "The approach taken today will have a negative impact on our ability to attract and retain a broad range of industries, including technology, media, finance, and life sciences, that provide opportunity and continued economic growth that is so important for our city". "New York City will not survive without a radical action to stop climate change". "New York City is providing both with its Green New Deal". "L.A.is leading the charge, with a clear vision for protecting the environment and making our economy work for everyone".