De Blasio issued notice to the president that eight of his residential and hotel towers do not comply with the environmental goals of the New York City Green New Deal – a major new initiative to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Trump could face fines of up to $2.1 million (£1.6 million) every year from 2030 if the structures aren’t amended to meet new standards.
“President Trump – you’re on notice,” said De Blasio. “Your polluting buildings are part of the problem. Cut your emissions or pay the price.”
Trump towers among “biggest polluters in New York City”
The mayor held a rally at Trump Tower yesterday to promote the New York City Green New Deal, which was passed last month. The initiative is taking a major stance against the city’s high-rises, which account for nearly a third of all greenhouse gas emissions.
This includes a mandate for landlords to retrofit high-rises or face large fines, set to come into effect 17 May. Trump, who was a prolific real-estate developer prior to becoming president, is highlighted as a key target.