Heating Oil Regulations

Air pollution is one of the most significant environmental threats facing New York City, contributing to approximately 6 percent of deaths in the city each year. Fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) in New York City – one of the primary pollutants tracked by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – causes more than 3,000 deaths, 2,000 hospital admissions for lung and heart conditions, and approximately 6,000 emergency department visits for asthma in children and adults annually.

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