New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday warned the Trump Organization to reduce carbon emissions from its buildings, threatening to fine it $2.1 million a year beginning in 2030, according to Reuters.
“It doesn’t matter who you are, even the president of the United States, you have to obey the laws of New York City,” De Blasio, who is reportedly considering a run for president, said in the lobby of Trump Tower on Monday, according to the news service.
The mayor’s office said in a statement that buildings are responsible for nearly 70 percent of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. De Blasio tweeted an itemized “bill” to Trump properties in the city, including $469,848 for Trump Tower, $239,315 for Trump Palace, and $850,871 for Trump International Hotel and Tower.
The mayor’s office said the eight buildings listed release about 27,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases annually, the same as the output of 5,800 cars.
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