NYC Vows to Start ‘Phasing Out’ Hot Dogs to Save the Planet as Part of Their Own $14B Green New Deal

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Hot dogs may become harder to find following the approval of New York City’s version of the Green New Deal as local politicians pick of the sword to take on climate change.

On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-N.Y.) slapped his signature on his city’s blueprint for combatting climate change. Following in the footsteps of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the city passed a Green New Deal to mobilize the city’s resources to combat climate change.

Unfortunately for hot dog lovers, the plan includes a goal of eliminating processed meat from all city-owned property.

According to NYC’s Green New Deal, hot dogs must go if New Yorkers want to maintain a “livable climate.” The plan details the city’s goal of “reducing the purchasing of beef and phasing out the purchasing of processed meat” from all city-owned facilities.

Similar to Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to “fully get rid of farting cows,” New York City aims to reduce the need for cows because of their production of the greenhouse gas methane.

As IJR previously reported, this is not the first time that meats have been on the chopping block for New York City, as they also implemented “meatless Mondays” for all public school lunches.

In addition to the cut-back on hot dogs, New York also plans to tackle the problem of plastic pollution by eliminating single-use produces, like straws and plastic dinnerware. While the hot dog ban will be limited to just city facilities, the single-use plastic ban will be citywide.

“Single-use plastic foodware — including straws, cutlery, cups, plates, bowls, and trays — are designed to be used once and then thrown away. These petroleum-based products are a threat to our neighborhoods, waterways, and climate. The City is ending the purchasing of unnecessary single-use plastic foodware, switching to compostable, reusable, or recyclable alternatives while maintaining a sufficient supply of single-use plastic foodware for those who need it. And we will work with City Council to expand these requirements to private businesses.”

Beyond the kitchen, NYC’s Green New Deal includes a ban on certain types of skyscrapers, a move that left many scratching their heads.

De Blasio’s version of the Green New Deal will cost New York City taxpayers $14 billion dollars, which is a bargain compared to the $93 trillion dollar sticker price for the nationwide plan.

What do you think?


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Shelle Brickhouse

I’m not sure, but if Yankee Stadium is considered city property, that means no more Hot Dogs at the ball park???

Dale Samuel

Remember this citzens of nyc… city owned is citzens owned. How can the employee of you ban anything on property you own????


With the elimination of paper and plastic cups, plates, etc., are the food vending trucks now going to provide Rosenthal chinaware for the customers? The city’s leaders havwe gone completely off the rails with this stupidity.


This looks like a direct assault on baseball fans and the city’s lower income residents.


Some of my fondest memories are of having at the park after a long day of playing and running around. My grandmother would only ever eat hotdogs from street vendors she said they didn’t taste the same at home. My dad and I would watch the Yankees and share a foot long and a coke.
NYC won’t be the same without hot dog carts.

William Conley

Yes let’s attack hotdog vendors in New York one of the iconic things about your city because otherwise we’re all dead in 14 years guys some elected official said as much so clearly it was thoroughly fact checked simulations were ran tests were done to ensure this statement is true. I mean an elected official wouldn’t just talk directly out their ass to fear monger people into doing what they want definitely not.


How about cheese, like they use on pizza? That too comes from cows.
Bagels AND bread create CO2 in rising. So does beer.

Bloomberg already attacked carbonated drinks.

NYC may become a self-made food “desert” in more ways than one.





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