City Limits – The legislation’s passage came as New York City grapples with its latest climate change crisis,  with smoke from hundreds of Canadian wildfires creating hazardous air across the five boroughs this week, prompting the city to cancel outdoor events and urge residents to remain indoors.

“[As this] package passes every New Yorker is experiencing this air quality issue. So we understand the urgency and we have to be united and tell the city that they must lead on addressing environmental issues,” said Council Member Shahana Hanif, the main sponsor for one of the bills [Read More].