METRO Applauds Mayor Bloomberg For Signing NYC Biodiesel Heating Oil Legislation Into Law
New York NY (SPX) Aug 24, 2010
METRO Terminals, which is currently building one of the country's largest biodiesel processing facilities adjacent to its biofuels and petroleum terminal in Brooklyn, expressed great excitement after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Intro 194-A into law on August 16th.
The law requires that all grades of heating oil sold in the City of New York contain at least 2% biodiesel starting in October 2012.
At the bill signing, Mayor Bloomberg said: "Introductory Number 194-A will significantly reduce pollution, promote the use of alternative fuels, create new 'green' jobs and vastly improve air quality throughout the City."
On July 26, 2010, Mayor Bloomberg visited METRO Terminals where he announced an agreement with City Council leadership on this landmark legislation.
He was joined by City Councilman James F. Gennaro, the bill's sponsor, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and representatives from the American Lung Association and the Environmental Defense Fund.
"We applaud Mayor Bloomberg, as well as Councilman Gennaro and Speaker Quinn, for taking this bold step toward improving air quality in New York City, reducing our country's dependence on fossil fuels, lowering our carbon footprint and supporting a local green economy," said Gene V. Pullo, President of METRO Terminals.
"METRO is looking forward to playing its part in locally processing biodiesel and helping New York become a greener place to live and work."
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