NYLPI’s Justin Wood Quoted in NYC Comptroller’s Report on Inequity of City Service Concentration

November 9, 2023

Climate and Energy Justice, Disability Justice, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, Legislative, Media Coverage, News

A glaring sun sets over the New York City skyline.

Justin Wood, director of Policy at NYLPI, was quoted in New York City Comptroller Brad Lander’s new report on requirements for City services and facilities.

The report cited, among other issues, the City’s failure to provide basic transparency about its concentration of services — such as homeless shelters, waste transfer stations, parks — as required by the City Charter.

“The Comptroller’s finding that environmental ‘goods’ like parks and environmental ‘bads’ like waste transfer stations are far from equally distributed in New York City is disappointing. Mayor Adams and the City Council have immediate opportunities to correct these ongoing injustices. For example, we should be rapidly constructing composting and recycling facilities throughout the city to lessen the amount of garbage being trucked in and out of the most environmentally overburdened communities” – Justin Wood, Director of Policy at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

Read the full report here.

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