WE ARE URGING OUR FELLOW COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN AND AROUND CARROLL GARDENS AND THE GOWANUS CANAL AREA TO PLEASE JOIN US IN THIS LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN AS THE ENVIRONMENT IS, INDEED, A MATTER OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE WHEN IT COMES TO OUR CLOOECTIVE HEALTH AND SAFETY AND TO THOSE OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS!!
For those of you who do not know, we posted our letter below one week ago and urged you to please send it to Senators Gillibrand and Schumer to PLEASE help us get our Gownaus Canal Superfund Designated. Please contact them if you have not have done so already.
In addition, today we are asking you to please add President Obama and Governor Paterson to your list!
Indeed we feel: "Politics, seems to have crept into the decision-making process by the Environmental Protection Agency's Washington Office on whether to list the Gowanus Canal as a Superfund site. However, only science and the health of the residents living in this community should be considered. " PMFA http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2009/10/we-are-peoplea-letter-to-governors.html
BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE LETTER WE SENT OUR ELECTED OFFICLAS.
Please cut, paste and send the letter below to our President, Governor, and our Senators ( **see instructions below**)
Dear President Obama, Senators Gillibrand and Schumer , and Governor Paterson
We are residents of the Gowanus area. Our neighborhoods may have different names such as Carroll Gardens or Park Slope, but we are the people whose lives are touched every single day by the deplorable condition of the Gowanus Canal.
We are the people who applauded Commissioner Grannis's request to nominate this open sewer to the National Priorities List.
We are the people who signed a petition in support of that nomination.
We are the people who attended the multiple meetings held in our community.
We are the people who obediently sent in our comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in the prescribed, timely manner and we are the people who have been waiting patiently for science and common sense to lead our Canal into the healthier life the Superfund designation would offer us all.
We are the people who are beginning to strongly feel that what residents want is of no importance; that the desires of those who stand to benefit financially somehow trumps the health of those who inhabit the area.
We are your constituents. Our pro designation comments represent the majority and we ask that you speak on our behalf.
The Gowanus Canal must be added to the National Priorities List. It must be designated a Superfund site.
Work must begin with the sole motivation of improving public health and the environment. No other plan, no other dream, no other ambition is more important.
No other course of action should be permitted to take precedence over the health of Gowanus area residents and our children. The EPA indicated in those community meetings that they are ready, willing and able to proceed.
We are the people. Represent us, please. Call E.P.A. Administrator Lisa Jackson
CG CORD/ CARROLL GARDENS COALITION FOR RESPECTFUL DEVELOPMENT
***Please copy, paste and sign the letter above and email to the President, the Governor, and both Senators.***
For President Obama
For Governor Paterson
For Senator Schumer,
For Senator Gillibrand,