|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||7 May 2007 23:14:37 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] New York city schools|
Not in your schoolyard? Mayor’s brownfields plan draws scrutiny by patrick arden New York Metro MAY 7, 2007BRONX. On Earth Day, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled his sweeping program to make the city environmentally friendly by the year 2030. Among his 127 initiatives was a plan to clean up 7,600 polluted acres.
Four days later, a small group of politicians, environmentalists and educators took to the steps of City Hall to express a concern: While they supported the mayor’s goal to rehabilitate brownfields, they were afraid his ambitious aims might be tied to the city’s plan to open at least 100 new schools by the end of 2009.
Mayoral spokesperson Dawn Walker told Metro the School Construction Authority’s new capacity project is not part of Bloomberg’s 2030 brownfields program, but the group gathered at City Hall had already sensed some troubling trends.
... For the entire article, see http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/article/Not_in_your_schoolyard/8400.html -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brownfields
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