New York Considers First-in-the-Nation Bill to Charge Fossil Fuel Companies for Climate Change Destruction

The bill seeks to hold companies accountable by applying the “polluters pay” principle: those responsible for polluting should be financially liable for the harm they cause. It would require the most prolific oil and gas producers to pay $3 billion dollars a year for the next 25 years for their share of total greenhouse gas emissions.

The money would be poured into infrastructure adaptation projects to protect the state from the effects of global warming, said sponsor Jeffrey Dinowitz, who calls the bill a “game changer”—the first in the country to make the fossil fuel industry contribute financially to climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts, a cost that usually falls on taxpayers.

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Courts Dismissed 121K ‘Dead’ Eviction Cases in NYC. What Does it Mean?
The process, called an administrative dismissal, is enshrined in state law. The Office of Court Administration wiped out a category of older eviction cases that property owners started before the end of 2020 seeking to recover unpaid rent, in which tenants never filed a response and the landlords took no further action. Read the story.
Street Vendors Decry City’s Move to Put Sanitation Dept. in Charge of Enforcement
The new Vending Bureau at the Sanitation Department will have nearly 40 employees, up from 14 vendors inspectors in the current configuration. Vendors worry the shift could further penalize their sector, which has seen a recent uptick in city-issued violations, as City Limits reported previously. Read the story.
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City Views

Opinions & Analysis
Opinion: To Deliver for New York’s Working Families, Mayor Adams Need a Trifecta of Change
“If Mayor Adams wants to make a positive impact on the city and take his ‘working people’s agenda’ beyond rhetoric, he needs to embrace a trifecta of change that establishes a culture in City Hall centered on the needs of everyday New Yorkers. This means establishing a re-imagined social contract, ending the austerity mindset that has dominated the city’s budget and policymaking, and managing for consequential change.”
--Former Dinkins administration official Harvey Robins
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Una Ciudad sin Límites

City Limits en Español
Hudson Yards se considera un barrio ejemplar en eficiencia energética. Los datos de la ciudad presentan un panorama diferente
Hudson Yards prometió ser uno de los vecindarios sostenibles más eficientes de Estados Unidos. Pero los datos sobre el consumo de energía que maneja la alcaldía demuestran que muchos de los inmuebles con la certificación “verde” del vecindario ni siquiera llegan a superar el índice de edificios similares en todo el país. Leer el artículo.

Job Board 

This week's offerings
Job/Hiring Fair at Brooklyn Community Services
March 30, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
151 Lawrence Street, Floor 4 Brooklyn, NY
Find a full list of job openings and registration info here

Development and Fundraising Associate,
Brooklyn Community Services

The Development and Fundraising Associate leads the support of the External Relations and Advancement (ERA) office through gift processing, donor acknowledgements, data management and analysis, producing reports and project coordination related to fundraising, events, and donor relations.
Chief Development Officer, Ghetto Film School

Ghetto Film School (GFS) – an award-winning nonprofit founded in 2000 to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great storytellers – seeks a new Chief Development Officer (CDO) to oversee and drive the strategy of the GFS fundraising program.

Justice Fellowship Program at Johnson Family Foundation

Johnson Family Foundation (JFF) supports the development of healthy, vibrant, and just communities where individuals, families and the next generation of leaders can thrive. The purpose of this paid, full-time fellowship is to invest in rising leaders in New York City and to support their careers in public service.
Program Administrator at Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice
The Program Administrator plays a central role operationally, administratively, and programmatically for the Feerick Center for Social Justice. This position requires someone with discretion and judgment who takes initiative and excels in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment with exceptionally strong oral and written communication, organizational, attention to detail, and follow through skills.
Director of Community Organizing at
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

The Director of Community Organizing will support grassroots organizers and activists involved with the Future of Tomorrow (FOT) and the Coalition for Community Advancement (CCA) in dismantling the school to prison pipeline, advocating for educational justice and investments in East New York’s public schools, Industrial Business Zone, public transit and small businesses.
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