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Mike Bloomberg believes those in public service should face up to tomorrow's problems today, and not pass those burdens along to our children. So as Mayor of New York, Mike launched "PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York" - a far-reaching strategy to fight global warming, protect the environment, and prepare New York City for an estimated one million more residents by 2030.
 

By doubling mileage requirements for city taxicabs, Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems to have locked in one piece of a potentially historic environmental legacy — not the most ambitious piece, but a significant one nonetheless.... continue

 

What a great idea. Within five years, all the taxis in New York City will be hybrid gas-electric vehicles, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday.... continue

 

The spacious but gas-guzzling Ford Crown Victoria, long the emblematic vehicle of the city’s yellow cab fleet, would be replaced by cleaner, more fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles under a five-year plan proposed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg yesterday.... continue

 

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that as part of PlaNYC, the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) will implement new emissions and mileage standards for yellow taxicabs that will lead to a fully hybrid fleet by 2012 – the largest, cleanest fleet of taxis on the planet.... continue

 

This is Mayor Michael Bloomberg's keynote address at the C40 large cities climate summit.... continue

 

Sounding a lot like a presidential candidate, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg laid out the framework for a national energy policy on Friday and accused Washington lawmakers of “passing the buck” on meaningful energy reforms.... continue

 

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today delivered a keynote address about energy policy at the Greater Houston Partnership Luncheon in Houston, Texas. In his remarks, the Mayor outlined the steps New York City is taking now for a greener, greater future... continue

 

In a quarter-century plan to create what he called "the first environmentally sustainable 21st-century city," Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proposed a sweeping and politically contentious vision yesterday of 127 projects, regulations and innovations for New York and the region.... continue

 

Mayor Bloomberg's time in office may be term-limited to eight years, but his Earth Day speech yesterday made it clear that he wants a permanent impact on the city.... continue

 

There are many reasons New York's fortunes have risen dramatically in the past five years, and key among them is population growth. That's why everyone who cares about this city should focus attention on the sweeping plans Mayor Bloomberg unveiled yesterday for tackling the gargantuan challenges ahead.... continue

 

Mayor Bloomberg's Earth Day outline of his vision for New York City decades hence, presented yesterday was nothing if not ambitious. So is NYPlan 2030 worth considering? Would success be worth the effort? Yes, on both counts.... continue

 

Mayor Michael Bloomberg likes to talk about the big picture, even if it might not be pretty. Yesterday, he warned New Yorkers how their city could suffer by 2030 without his plans for the future.... continue

 

The following is the text of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's PlaNYC Address as prepared at the Museum of Natural History.... continue

 

The text of Mayor Bloomberg’s Keynote Address at the New York City Global Partners Summit Held at Columbia University... continue

 

New Yorkers are reminded often these days that their city will add another million or so people in the next 25 years, bringing the total to more than 9 million. That prospect may seem too distant to inspire any sense of urgency. But consider how difficult it is to find affordable housing, good schools, uncrowded subway cars and reasonably passable streets. Then imagine having to compete for these same services in a city that will have added a population equivalent to the city of San Francisco.... continue

 

A million more people will populate Gotham by 2030, Mike declaimed at the Queens Museum of Art yesterday - even as the city's roads, sewers, subways and electrical grid continue to rot under their own weight. It's vital, he said, for the city to start tackling those issues now.... continue

 

No one ever accused Mayor Bloomberg of thinking small, and yesterday he proposed big ideas for a big city that's growing even bigger. He sees New York adding 200,000 people in the next four years - and on a march toward breaking the 9 million barrier in a quarter-century.... continue

 

New Office and Advisory Board to Create Agenda to Make New York City an Environmental Leader and Guide City Efforts Towards Environmentally Sound Future... continue

 

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty, and Sanitation & Solid Waste Management Committee Chair Michael McMahon hail the passage of a landmark plan – a-decade-and-a-half in the making – that will fundamentally change the way the City transports waste and put the City on strong footing for future growth.... continue

 

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner Joseph F. Bruno today unveiled New York City’’s updated Coastal Storm Plan (CSP).... continue

 

The following is the text of Mayor Bloomberg’s 2nd Inaugural Address.... continue

 

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2003 State Of The City Address... continue

 

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Inaugural Speech.... continue

 
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