New York City mayor Bill de Blasio wants to ban new wood-burning fireplaces and diesel engines on food trucks as part of a clean air initiative

Bill de Blasio announced the air pollution prevention proposal at a press conference in Union Square (seen in the subway afterwards) on Tuesday, Earth Day

Bill de Blasio has issued a plan to ban the installation of any new wood-burning fireplaces throughout New York in an effort to clear up air pollution.

The Mayor launched a new clean air initiative on Tuesday to coincide with Earth Day, and has a few different targets that he hopes will limit dangerous pollutants.

In addition to blocking the construction of future wood-burning fireplaces, the new Mayor is calling for changes in the refrigeration and emissions controls for certain types of food trucks and commercial char broilers…

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