Bloomberg Looking for Environmental Solutions in Copenhagen

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg is in Copenhagen this week to take part in the Climate Summit for Mayors.

Speaking this morning on the Takeaway, the Mayor says cities are in a position to lead their countries when it comes to making progress to combat climate change. While it is incumbent on the federal government to do something he says, "It's the cities where the mayors have to make sure that their economies aren't choked by congestion, it's the cities where the mayors have to make sure that the public doesn't have to breath the pollutants in the air into their lungs, it's the cities where the mayors have to make sure that the public has access to open spaces."

Also this morning, the mayor suggested that bringing back congestion pricing might be one way for the city to address environmental and economic issues. In an appearance on CNBC, Bloomberg says the plan is going to be on the table, and may still happen as the MTA and the state look for revenue sources to help balance the budget.

The full interview can be heard here.


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