Statement from Council Members Brad Lander and Margaret Chin in Response to NY State Assembly’s Passage of Bill that Nullifies NYC’s “Bring Your Own Bag” Law

Statement from Council Members Brad Lander and Margaret Chin in Response to NY State Assembly’s Passage of Bill that Nullifies NYC’s “Bring Your Own Bag” Law

City Council Members Margaret Chin and Brad Lander join advocates in appeal to Governor’s Good Environmental Record

 We are disappointed with the Assembly decision to ignore the unified voice of New York’s environmental, climate justice and neighborhood groups -- at the very moment the federal government is rolling back environmental protections. We appeal to Governor Cuomo to help us reach a compromise that would allow New York City to try out this effective, common-sense strategy for dealing with the 10 billion plastic bags that pollute our trees, oceans and landfills every year.

 Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State has emerged as a national leader on environmental policy. We hope that Governor Cuomo will see the value of New York City’s democratically elected law, which is consistent with his progressive track record on environmental policy. 

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