Blake's Environmental Conservation Platform
New York should be a leader in fighting against climate change. We can do this by dramatically expanding investment in our infrastructure, including rapid transit in the form of busses, subways, and regional rail networks, as well as our roads, bridges, and tunnels to ease congestion. We should encourage alternative transportation by investing in protected bike lanes and greenways. The vitality of New York City depends on having a reliable subway system that is equipped to handle current use and anticipated usage beyond the next decade; we must devote resources to funding system-wide improvements and that will be a top priority for me in Albany.
We will expand the use of technology that is environmentally friendly including high speed rail, wind turbines, geothermal energy, and solar panels. We must protect our environment for ourselves and future generations by passing legislation preserving open spaces and wetlands, including the Climate and Community Preservation Act.