City Comptroller Brad Lander's plan to push for a congestion pricing start date despite a recent halt by Gov. Kathy Hochul is drawing criticism from opponents of the program.

Lander has been at the forefront of a coalition made up of various advocacy groups aiming to pressure Hochul into allowing congestion pricing to launch as scheduled on June 30. Kathryn Freed, who represents New Yorkers Against Congestion Pricing Tax, aired grievances on “Mornings On 1” Thursday about Lander's legal rationale.

“Brad Lander's plan is wrong in the law," Freed said. "The congestion pricing bill doesn't set a time limit; it just says it has to be after 2020. That June 30 date was the mythological wish date for the MTA."

Lander on Wednesday announced he and the coalition are developing lawsuits focused on several statutes to bring back the congestion start date, including an amendment that grants all New York citizens the right to a clean environment.

The toll would have imposed a $15 base fare for cars with E-ZPass tags entering Manhattan south of 60th Street.

Freed said the plan unfairly hits marginalized Central Business District communities, like the Lower East Side, worsening pollution worries.

"I'm personally not against congestion pricing," she said. " Nobody who lives in New York doesn't want to see less traffic and less congestion. But the problem is that this plan impacts particularly a lot of marginalized citizens and residents."

Freed also highlighted what she said are inequities within the plan, particularly its effects on low-income individuals and communities.

“It's got to consider the everyday person. And we're talking in many cases, people who live on fixed incomes. We have a lot of low-income NYCHA developments in our area,” she said. “It's not about driving for them. It's about the fact that everything's gonna cost more because everything is trucked in and we don't have rail freight in New York. So, we need a plan that takes that into consideration and that reduces our pollution and congestion.”