Tuesday, March 2, 2010

EPA tells Bloomberg to go jump in Lavender Lake

From the NY Times:

The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it was designating the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn a contaminated Superfund site, opening the way for a cleanup of the long-polluted waterway.

The decision comes as a blow to the Bloomberg administration, which had proposed a cleanup that would avoid such a designation. The city argued that the designation could set off legal battles with polluters, defer completion of a cleanup and torpedo construction by developers deterred by the stigma of a Superfund label.

The E.P.A. estimated that the federal cleanup would last 10 to 12 years and cost $300 million to $500 million.

The agency, which first proposed that the canal be designated a Superfund site last April at the urging of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, made its decision after reviewing comments from the public, city officials and others.


Anonymous said...

"torpedo construction by developers"

That is the only part Bloomberg gives a damn about.

Anonymous said...


This is exactly where you place low income housing....take it or leave it.

torpedo construction by developers

steve said...

Six of my favorite words of the past decade are "a blow to the Bloomberg administration"

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Mayor Moneybags cares more about developers putting up more buildings than he does about getting the Gowanus cleaned up.

He is more interested in leaving a legacy of tall luxury buildings and out of control development.

Anonymous said...

Yes, jump in that lake douchberg. doucheberg tried to rob the govt with his inflated cost of holding the terrorist trials in NYC. and he continues to use our money to bail out the rich.

Cherokeesista said...

Words could never Express The Disgust for BLOOMBERG:( Shameful!!