Date: 7/8/18 2:15 pm From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Storm Barrier meetings. Impact on water quality for Hudson River and Jamaica Bay. July 9, 10, 11.
I am forwarding an email below from NYC H2O regarding scoping meetings for US Army Corps of Engineers proposals for storm barriers.
These barriers may have a negative impact on water quality throughout New York harbor, Jamaica Bay, and the Hudson River.
Please try to attend.
The Army Corps is fast tracking one of six off-shore storm barrier plans without a thorough review of the environmental impacts of each alternative and without meaningful public input and participation. Several of these plans – specifically, the ones including giant in-water barriers throughout New York Harbor – would threaten the very existence of the Hudson as a living river.
If you live anywhere near the shorelines of New York City, New York Harbor, northern New Jersey, western Connecticut or the Hudson up to Troy, your community will be affected by this decision.