Climate change is real and it is having a direct impact on everyday life for residents of this district.
The South Bronx has some of the worst asthma rates in the city of up to 76%. That is the reality in Hunts Point and Longwood. Immigrants are the backbone of this country, and we cannot allow them to be subject to the asthma rates that they face in the 15th Congressional District.
We need to take steps to lower our carbon footprint by changing to more renewable energy and encouraging transportation options that don’t rely on fossil fuels. In the Bronx, we must encourage better practices for trucks that use our streets to prevent the continued emission of fuel that sickens our residents.