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Letter: Let’s focus on improving New York’s air quality

Let’s focus on improving New York’s air quality

While Earth Day has passed, the approaching warmer, summer weather is another major reason to focus on improving New York’s air quality in the most effective and sensible ways possible.

The three steps that will best make a difference are to:

• Increase the use of alternatively powered vehicles, i.e., those using electricity and compressed natural gas.

• Accelerate the removal of toxic heating oil from buildings in New York City and throughout the state.

• Support the continued operation of clean, non- and low-emitting sources of 24/7 baseload electricity.

New York has the lowest per capita carbon emissions of any state and our air quality has been improving. We can and should build upon this success.

Richard Thomas

Executive Director

New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance