We at CORD are very grateful to have the following letter to the EPA from one of our neighbors to publish as a template for others who wish to write as well. We encourage more people to write to the EPA! And, please send us your thoughts about the Superfunding of the Gowanus Canal, as well as concerns, memories, of Carroll Gardens/Gowanus etc., so that we can keep in touch with one another. You can use our address at email@example.com for your submissions. Letters like the one below are seen and read by so many different people in our community including our electeds. We encourage you to use your voice to fight with, and to join us!
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A Carroll Gardens Community Member Writes:
Re: HQ SSUND 2009-0063
To the US EPA Representative:
"I am a resident of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, located within a few blocks of the Gowanus Canal.
This once thriving estuary is today a toxic hazard that has suffered neglect for decades until recent grassroots initiatives to clean it.
These initiatives are being thwarted by residential developers who are not local residents and wrongly claim that the waterway is fine as it is.
Today is our best chance to revive this waterway by including it as a Superfundsite and turning over control of the effort to the EPA. This is the best and possibly the only chance we have for its rehabilitation.
I appreciate your consideration of this urgent matter."