E.P.A Hosts Gowanus Canal Info Meeting this Thursday

If you have been to any community meetings in the past regarding the nomination of the the Gowanus Canal as a Superfund site, you are familiar with the city's spokesperson,Cas Holloway. Well today our fair Mayor named Mr. Holloway to head the Department of Environmental Protection. I would like to alert you that the man is a lawyer with (and I quote from the Daily News)

"no experience running an environmental or engineering agency."

Anyway, on Thursday night some people who actually have experience in an Environmental Agency -The EPA- will be hosting a public information meeting for the community.

From their email:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites you to attend a public information meeting to discuss upcoming activities at the Gowanus Canal.This meeting will include a formal presentation followed by a question and answer period.

When: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: P.S. 32 auditorium
317 Hoyt Street (at Union Street), Brooklyn, NY

For more info contact:
Natalie Loney
Community Involvement Coordinator
(212) 637-3639 or 1-800-346-5009


Anonymous said...

Holloway is just the first of many attorneys who will be defending our City from the Superfund lawsuit.

On Thursday, be sure to ask EPA to disclose exactly how much they want the City to pay and where they expect us to find the money?

Anonymous said...

Anon: Who do you think is going to pay for the City's "alternate plan" in cleaning up our Gowanus? Or would you just prefer to ignore that? The City is going to pay no matter what, but at least, with the EPA, the City will also be accountable! The City's "alternate plan" was the "Emperor's New Clothes."

Anonymous said...

Both the City's Plan and the EPA Superfund lawsuit are a waste of time and money beacuse we continue to add to Canal pollution with every rainfall.

Federal Electeds of other US waterways are securing millions to clean those sites - why can't our legislators secure similar funds for Gowanus? see: