Carroll’s cement-regulation legislation gets signature from Hochul


A bill seeking to curb New York’s use of high-polluting concrete was signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul last week, a move activists hope will create a domino effect on other states seeking to make their infrastructure more green.

“Seven percent of global CO2 emissions comes from the production of concrete,” said Brooklyn Assemblymember Robert Carroll, the bill’s sponsor. “New York cannot meet its goal of reducing carbon emission by 85 percent by 2050, if it does not create a standard to decarbonize concrete.”