NYLPI Commends Attorney General James for Stopping School Bus Companies’ Excessive Idling in Low-Income Communities of Color in New York

July 9, 2024

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Suhali Méndez, Policy and Legislative coordinator at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, was featured in a press release by New York Attorney General Letitia James which announced settlements with four school bus companies to stop illegal excessive idling at their bus yards in communities of color and low-income communities in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and on Staten Island.

“This settlement shows how critical the city’s strong idling laws are to protecting the health of children and communities, especially disadvantaged communities. We commend Attorney General James’ office for accelerating the process of electrification and for mandating anti-idling shut-off timers to better protect the communities that house these large depots.” – Suhali Méndez

Read the full press release from Attorney General James’ office here.

Read NYLPI’s school bus idling report, “Wake Up and Smell the Fumes…” in English or Spanish.

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