Of course, I asked for a statement on the Gowanus Canal's nomination as a Superfund site by the EPA.
Mark Zustovich, the Borough President's Press Secretary, sent the statement to me the following day. Here it is.
“I am committed to the restoration of the Gowanus Canal into an absolute asset to Brooklyn, our economy, arts and culture scene, and the well-being of neighboring communities. Of course, a clean environment is critical to our borough’s physical and economic health, and I look forward to working with the city, state and federal government, the community and all its elected officials to find the best way to move forward and ensure that the best days of a thriving Gowanus Canal lie ahead.”
——Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz
I thought the statement was just a tad vague, so I asked Mr. Zustovich for clarification. Is the BP for or against the Superfund Designation?
Mr. Zustovich's answer:
"No opinion either way at this point – our office is looking into what the Superfund designation would mean for the Gowanus Canal and the proposed development."
So there you have it, dear reader. What do you say?
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