Nice to see some advocacy out there from environmental groups. I don't know much about EDF, but this left me with a good first impression.
In other news, the NYT reports that we are still short of votes on the City Council. However,
Ms. Quinn also expressed confidence that she and the mayor could swing enough votes to push the plan through the Council.
History is on her side. In her two years as speaker, she has used steady persuasion and the political power of her title to secure wins, often by garish margins, for bills that were unpopular with many of her members. They include the mayor’s long-stalled garbage plan, and tough new campaign finance restrictions.
In fact, Ms. Quinn has never lost a vote on a bill she has supported during her time as speaker, and has never received close to 20 votes against her.
The article also hints that David Weprin, the Queens-based Qixote who has relentlessly tilted against the plan, realizes that Bloomberg and Quinn will ultimately get their way.
At this point, I think the only question remaining is what sweeteners the holdouts demand for their votes. At least at the Council level, CP will pass.