If the progressive left has its way with their radical Green New Deal, the landscape may prove to be quite barren… at least in New York City, anyway.
Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wants to do away with cows and airplanes, and now Mayor Bill de Blasio is talking about banning steel and glass skyscrapers.
Falling in line with the extreme environmental plan proposed by the Bronx dimwit, de Blasio appeared Monday on always friendly MSNBC to go after the buildings that make up the city’s famous skyline.
“We are making the Green New Deal come alive here in New York City,” he declared. “It’s three very basic ideas. One, the biggest source of emissions in New York City is buildings.”
“We’re putting clear, strong mandates, the first of any major city on the earth to say to building owners, ‘You gotta clean up your act. You gotta retrofit. You gotta save energy.'”
And when the hard-left mayor says mandate, he’s talking about a $1 million fine for those who would not fall in line. Or more.
Setting a deadline of 2030, that gives property owners just 10 years to comply.
“And this mandate is going to guarantee that we reduce emissions,” de Blasio told “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough. “We are going to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers which are incredibly inefficient,”
“If someone wants to build one of those things they can take a whole lot of steps to make it energy efficient, but we’re not going to allow what we’ve seen in the past.”
The reaction online seemed to run somewhere between Democrats really wanting to ensure that President Donald Trump wins again to crazy making a comeback.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
First ban cars, then planes, then cows, now… skyscrapers?
Democrats continue to push out of touch, radical ideashttps://t.co/pmQvosJDYg
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) April 22, 2019
De Blasio believes Trump will re-elected unless Democrats embrace bold ideas like getting rid of tall buildings. https://t.co/sHqTRll5MH
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) April 22, 2019
They can’t help themselves…. they will destroy it all in the name of being “woke”
— John Boy MacKenzie (@landho69) April 22, 2019
There’s a name for people who don’t like skyscrapers in NYC.
— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) April 22, 2019
Excellent. Crazy is making a comeback
— Patrick Fitzgerald (@pfitzgerald68) April 22, 2019
They must really want Trump to win again lol
— Easter worshipper (@Primary_Debate) April 22, 2019
Every day I think ….our elected officials can’t get dumber, can they?….and every day they somehow pull that feat off.
— Art Erskine (@aerskine72) April 22, 2019
Who wants to explain to him that it is better for the environment to have the equivalent number of people living in a skyscraper than sprawled out in suburban single family homes?
— JTyler (@JTyler36213241) April 22, 2019
— will6750647 (@will6750647) April 22, 2019
The key word De Blasio used was “retrofit”. Sounds like he wants to mandate that all existing NY buildings comply with his new green deal. That would be impossible. Period. He knows that and I’m sure everyone else does as well. https://t.co/JLNMWUdXWY
— Nels (@debitking) April 22, 2019
New plans for New York City pic.twitter.com/jbbOLFVe0A
— chris d (@crsmik1) April 22, 2019
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