“Despite Setbacks, Bloomberg Plan Has Made New York Greener” Summary

In the article, “Despite Setbacks, Bloomberg Plan Has Made New York Greener”, it addresses the changes Bloomberg has made in order to better benefit the environment. Bloomberg’s plans include his PlaNYC which was created to reduce carbon emissions and “It proposed regional parks, bike lanes, stormwater infrastructure, affordable housing and a green building code.” With changes there were disappointments, successes, and newer ideas. One disappointment was congestion pricing. Bloomberg plans were to charge drivers entering Manhattan. Luckily, the plan failed to be passed. One success would be opening school playgrounds for the public. Some future plans would be to cut down on sending our city’s trash to out of state landfills that are both costly financially and environmentally. They are soon considering waste to energy facilities. With many changes happening, there are still many more to happen.