Why New York City Is Targeting Pizza Restaurants Over Carbon Emissions

New York City is reportedly set to force pizza restaurants with brick and wood-fired ovens to reduce their carbon emissions. If the ovens were installed before 2016, the emissions would need to be reduced by up to 75%. They’ll have to install an emissions control device and if they can’t, they need to explain why not and still cut emissions by a quarter.

According to the city’s Department of Environmental Protection, these stoves are one of the main culprits of pollution in neighborhoods with poor air quality.

However, Jeffrey Tucker, the founder of the Brownstone Institute, told NTD this has nothing to do with air quality, but rather it’s “all just deep state New York City bureaucrats that targeted something famous to the city.”

He said, “It’s not the pizzas. It’s just the city and the way it is.”

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