AM-NY Quotes NYLPI In Lead Enforcement StoryMay 9, 2019
“The turnover abatement is such a crucial part of Local Law 1 because that’s the way we eradicate the problem in the long term. The inspections are just sort of interim checks, preventative measures, but the abatement really is getting rid of the lead paint on surfaces, where we know it’s likely to be a problem,” said Rachel Spector, director of the New York Lawyers for Public Interest’s environmental justice program. “We’re working with Council staff to try to get these — to get more explicit provisions that address these issues into some of the bills that have been introduced.”
With our community partners, NYLPI recently co-authored a landmark report on lead poisoning, and Mayor Bill de Blasio credited our strong legal work and the report in announcing a roadmap for lead-free New York City, back in January. In March, City Council passed a slate of lead laws setting some of the highest standards in the country, and City Limits published an op-ed by Rachel and Senior Staff Attorney for Environmental Justice Christine Appah-Gymanfi on the subject.
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