Statement on the Renewable Rikers Act

"Transforming Rikers Island into a place for green infrastructure, education, job training, and renewable energy is an opportunity we simply can't miss. With a plan now in place to end jail use on the island, the next priority needs to be opening a new island, one which can help the communities it has harmed, as well as be a resource for environmental justice and a greener New York City,” said Moses Gates, Vice President of Housing & Neighborhood Planning, Regional Plan Association.