Friday, October 1, 2010
Gotta love blatant hypocrisy
From the NY Times:
The Bloomberg administration wants to invest up to $1.5 billion over the next 20 years on new environmental techniques to reduce the flow of sewage into the city’s waterways.
The plan, announced on Tuesday by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, calls for building an infrastructure to capture and retain storm water before it reaches the sewer system and overloads it. The city would foster investments in projects like green roofs with plantings, porous pavement for parking lots, rain barrels, wetlands and depressions for collecting water in parks, for example.
Oh, I get it. That's why we've been putting layers of plastic and rubber turf over natural dirt!
And The Capital has a wonderful writeup about the storm water sponge known as the Ridgewood Reservoir, a wetland that Mayor Bloomberg wants to pave over for sports fields.
You can watch him make an ass of himself here. At 8:00 he talks about creating wetlands in parks, at 11:00 he talks about how important trees are.
Actually, I take that back. In order for him to have made an ass of himself, a reporter would actually have had to ask the mayor to explain his administration's contradictory position on the reservoir.
(Mocker, we need you.)