One of the World’s Largest Cruise Ships Is About to Come to Brooklyn. So Will Its Toxic Exhaust

The MSC MeravigliaNew York has the only electric solution on the East Coast for idling cruise ships burning toxic diesel fuel, but despite Eric Adams’ commitments, shore power won’t be ready in time.

In December, Mayor Eric Adams announced to great fanfare MSC Cruise’s forthcoming year-round operations from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (BCT). The ships, the mayor said, would bring thousands of tourist dollars to New York City.

But the vessels will also bring toxic diesel exhaust to the local community.

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