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Staten Island pols welcome local NAACP chapter to congestion pricing opposition

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2024
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Staten Island pols and union heads on Friday welcomed the local chapter of the NAACP to the congestion pricing opposition — arguing the looming $15 toll to drive on some of Manhattan’s busiest streets will harm minority communities. The bipartisan contingent of elected officials and local leaders rallied against the state’s congestion tolling plan, claiming the resulting shifting air pollution patterns will disproportionately impact Staten Island’s low-income minority neighborhoods. “If someone wanted to deliberately create a plan with the goals that wealthy, white residents would breathe cleaner air while low-income,...

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