De Blasio to Skyscrapers:
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De Blasio was asked on Morning Joe by co-host Joe Scarborough how New York's "Green New Deal" can "provide a road map" for members of Congress looking to implement policies that will fight climate change. Congressional efforts—led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.) and others—to pass a Green New Deal made headlines in February, though the measure failed in the Senate last month by a 57–0 vote.
"We're actually making the Green New Deal come alive here in New York City," de Blasio told Scarborough. "This mandate is going to ensure that we reduce emissions.We're going to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers which are incredibly inefficient," de Blasio said.
About 50,000 buildings will be affected, CNBC reported. "To get down to even 20 percent from where I am today, with the technology that exists, there's nothing more that I can do. It's not like there's this magic wand."