Lawmakers say influx of e-commerce warehouses has spiked greenhouse gas emissions in Red Hook, urge regulation

New York State and city elected officials joined forces on Tuesday to support a new bill which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the boom of e-commerce warehouses in New York, and the massive amounts of trucks needed to transport goods from those warehouses.

The bill, called the Clean Deliveries Act, seeks to establish an indirect source review —  a kind of environmental review — for some warehouses. The source review would introduce regulations on emissions produced by those warehouses and the trucks that service them, and could also force them to adopt measures that would decrease air pollution.