Gennaro’s ‘historic’ environmental bill to phase out fuel oil no. 4 signed into law


Earlier this month, Councilman James Gennaro watched as Mayor Eric Adams signed his historic legislation, which will phase out the use of fuel oil grade no. 4 by 2027.

His bill, Intro 470-A, was passed last month. It will improve air quality and public health by reducing emissions of particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, sulfur dioxide, and carbon dioxide. The city expects the legislation to help prevent premature deaths, respiratory and cardiac hospitalizations, and asthma emergency room visits.