NYLPI and Transform Don’t Trash NYC Release Statement on Intro 055 of 2024, Which Would Re-Route Wasteful Diesel Trucks

February 27, 2024

Climate and Energy Justice, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, Media Coverage, News, Transform Don't Trash NYC

A photo shows a Sanitation Salvage truck driving through New York in the middle of the night

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is a steering committee member of Transform Don’t Trash NYC, a coalition dedicated to transforming New York City’s commercial trash industry to reduce waste and pollution, fostering clean and healthy communities for all New Yorkers and creating good jobs.

Justin Wood, director of Policy at NYLPI, was quoted in the coalition’s statement on Intro 055 of 2024, which would enact a long-delayed environmental justice priority.

“Every night dangerous private waste trucks needlessly drive across communities and boroughs to dump commercial waste at distant transfer stations. By allowing large, dangerous commercial waste trucks to use well-designed municipal transfer stations located near commercial districts, Intro 55 would promote Vision Zero and safe streets. Minimizing these heavy diesel vehicles is safer for workers, safer for New Yorkers, and better for our health.” – Justin Wood, director of Policy, NYLPI

Read the full statement here.

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