NY plan to lower Pizza Oven emissions unpopular

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A proposal to slice emissions from coal and wood-burning pizza ovens in New York City by 75% has left a bad taste in the mouths of some locals.

A rule change proposed on Friday would require pizzerias to evaluate whether they can install emissions control devices for their kitchens stoves.

Critics say the devices will cost a lot of dough and may affect the flavour of the world famous cheese and tomato pie.

On Monday, a man tossed slices of pizza at New York City Hall in protest.

“Give us pizza or give us death,” shouted conservative activist Scott LoBaido, in a reference to an anti-British Revolutionary War slogan.

The act caught the attention of New York Mayor Eric Adams who responded with an impassioned defence of the beloved city staple.

“I think pizzas have saved more marriages than any other foods,” he said on Monday. “Sharing a pie with your boo is like, that’s the ultimate.”

The new rule proposed by the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will apply to coal and wood-fired ovens installed before 2016.

Officials say it will affect under 100 of the city’s countless pizza joints.

Read more at BBC.comhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-66027038

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