Aug. 16, 2023 By Ben Brachfeld and Christian Murray
The city’s landmark building emissions law, Local Law 97, is set to go into effect next year, and the complex rule-making process has set off a frenzy of lobbying activity aimed at influencing and potentially weakening the statute aiming to help combat climate change.
A dozen New Yorkers with disabilities have filed a federal lawsuit against the city, claiming that its Open Streets program violates the Americans With Disabilities Act, with the hope of scuttling the program.
This story was reported by Timothy Bolger, Ben Brachfeld, Jada Camille, Aidan Graham, Carlotta Mohamed, Dean Moses, Bill Parry, Aliya Schneider, Robbie Sequeira and Ethan Stark-Miller. It was edited by Christian Murray and Robert Pozarycki.