HELLO FROM CORD:TODAY WE ARE CONTINUING TO PLEAD WITH OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO ALLOW SCIENCE TO PREVAIL(!) OVER greed and politics IN THE ISSUE OF OUR DAY: THE SUPERFUNDING OF THE GOWANUS CANAL!!
BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE LETTERS WE JUST SENT TODAY TO SENATORS SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND.
AND 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 HEALTH AND SAFETY AND TO THOSE OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS!!
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
Please join members of your community and CORD in reminding our Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer that we want the Gowanus Canal added to the National Priorities List.
Please cut, paste and send the letter below to our senators? ( **see instructions below**)
Dear Senators Gillibrand and Schumer,
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 both senators.***
For Senator Schumer, click here
For Senator Gillibrand, click here