So many of you have signed the www.superfundgowanus.org petition---if you have not---click this link, but HAVE YOU ALSO WRITTEN TO THE EPA??
We all received a flyer in the mail yesterday----but have you seen the NY Times today? PLEASE READ ON:
Editorial Notebook: From Gowanus to Venice http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/31/opinion/31sun4.html?emc=eta1
By ELEANOR RANDOLPH "Despite the Bloomberg administration's concerns, the job of cleaning the Gowanus Canal is too big to escape Superfund status........."
WHAT CAN I DO?
You can read what your neighbors are saying at the EPA site http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=EPA-HQ-SFUND-2009-0063
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
Below are the phone numbers and email addresses of our local elected officials. YOU CAN:
1) CUT AND PASTE OUR WHALE LOGO with the WORDS:
Gowanus Canal/ Superfund ME!!
or just write the words: Gowanus Canal/ Superfund ME!! YES! to SUPERFUND!
2) EMAIL IT ALONG WITH YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS, CONTACT INFORMATION AND ANY COMMENTS YOU MAY WISH TO ADD TO THE OFFICIALS (addresses and phone numbers below)
3) IF YOU PREFER, CALL THEM....TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE, WHERE YOU LIVE AND THEN TELL 'EM.......'SUPERFUND ME!'
4) SHARE THE CONTACT INFORMATION WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS SO THAT THEY MAY REACH OUT AND MAKE THEIR FEELINGS KNOWN
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR OUR OFFICIALS:
US Senator Charles Schumer Phone: 212-486-4430
US Representative Nydia Velazquez Phone: 718-599-3658
US Representative Yvette Clarke Phone: 718-287-1142
NY State Senator Daniel Squadron Phone: 718-802-3818
NY State Senator Velmanette Montgomery Phone: 718-643-6140
NY State Assemblywoman Joan Millman Phone: 718-246-4889
NYC Councilman Bill DeBlasio Phone: 718-854-9791
(HINT to COPY and PASTE:
COPY PASTE WHEREVER YOU CAN (HIGHLIGHT, HIT CTRL AND THE LETTER C IN ORDER TO COPY-----GO TO WHERE YOU WANT TO PASTE IT PUT YOUR CURSOR WHERE YOU WANT IT TO APPEAR AND HIT CTRL AND THE LETTER V-- )
You can copy each address above, one at a time, and then paste them one at a time into the "send to" on your email
There---you did it! For more information, just google EPA and read up on the SUPERFUND program for yourself. Watch the You Tube movie that the FROGGS are starring in---go to the SUPERFUNDGOWANUS.ORG website.
This is our neighborhood. This is our community. We need a comprehensive clean up. SUPERFUND is the only way to go!