Climate activists hold congestion pricing rally, urge Gov. Hochul to take action

This comes just weeks after Gov. Hochul placed an indefinite pause on congestion pricing for the state.

Marissa Santorelli

Jun 23, 2024, 10:33 PM

Updated 29 days ago

Share:

Climate activists rallied Sunday at Barclays Center to urge Gov. Hochul to put congestion pricing into effect on June 30.
"We know that congestion pricing will improve air quality around the region,” said Danny Pearlstein, policy director of the Riders Alliance. “…If Governor Hochul has her way…my daughter and my son will continue to breathe dirty air."
This comes just weeks after Gov. Hochul placed an indefinite pause on congestion pricing for the state.
Ella Ryan, co-chair of Climate Families NYC says it’s not too late.
“We can make a difference, but we need to act now…We're looking for decisive action on climate," she said.


More from News 12
1:32
Community to call for safer neighborhood following two shootings in Clinton Hill

Community to call for safer neighborhood following two shootings in Clinton Hill

1:36
The origins of NYC's Restaurant Week and why it matters

The origins of NYC's Restaurant Week and why it matters

1:47
Warm and muggy under a mostly cloudy sky; tracking more rain for Brooklyn

Warm and muggy under a mostly cloudy sky; tracking more rain for Brooklyn

2:08
NYC announces new e-bike charging initiative to prevent lithium-ion battery fires

NYC announces new e-bike charging initiative to prevent lithium-ion battery fires

10:17
Mayor Eric Adams answers your questions on a range of topics impacting The Bronx and Brooklyn

Mayor Eric Adams answers your questions on a range of topics impacting The Bronx and Brooklyn

1:37
Police release information regarding quadruple murder of Bensonhurst family

Police release information regarding quadruple murder of Bensonhurst family

1:37
Police: Two men dead, one injured following two shootings in Clinton Hill

Police: Two men dead, one injured following two shootings in Clinton Hill

AP survey: Harris has enough delegate support to become the Democratic Party nominee

AP survey: Harris has enough delegate support to become the Democratic Party nominee

1:37
Brooklyn native, former Oakland city attorney says Harris would bring ‘New York-style grit’ to White House

Brooklyn native, former Oakland city attorney says Harris would bring ‘New York-style grit’ to White House

1:50
Brooklyn lawmakers weigh in on President Biden's decision to end reelection bid

Brooklyn lawmakers weigh in on President Biden's decision to end reelection bid

1:46
NYC Ferry announces upcoming ticket price hike

NYC Ferry announces upcoming ticket price hike

0:24
NYPD: Off-duty police officer arrested for assault in Flatbush

NYPD: Off-duty police officer arrested for assault in Flatbush

0:36
Gov. Hochul announces $500 million investment in affordable housing

Gov. Hochul announces $500 million investment in affordable housing

0:32
NYPD: Suspect wanted for assaulting man in Sunset Park

NYPD: Suspect wanted for assaulting man in Sunset Park

0:54
Bushwick running club offers slow-paced activity for casual runners

Bushwick running club offers slow-paced activity for casual runners

2:34
President Biden announces end of 2024 bid for presidency; endorses VP Kamala Harris for pick

President Biden announces end of 2024 bid for presidency; endorses VP Kamala Harris for pick

0:57
Gov. Hochul endorses VP Kamala Harris for president after Biden ends reelection bid

Gov. Hochul endorses VP Kamala Harris for president after Biden ends reelection bid

2:08
National and local lawmakers stunned by Biden's decision not to seek reelection

National and local lawmakers stunned by Biden's decision not to seek reelection

4:09
Political expert joins News 12 to discuss the end of President Biden's reelection bid

Political expert joins News 12 to discuss the end of President Biden's reelection bid

Officials release statements following President Biden's decision to end reelection bid

Officials release statements following President Biden's decision to end reelection bid