DNA Info: Pols File Federal Lawsuits to Stop East 91st Street Garbage Station

 

DNA Info reported on the latest legal effort to block City's misguided plan to open and operate a garbage transfer facility on East 91st Street, a federal lawsuit led by Councilmember Jessica Lappin and Assemblyman Micah Kellner.

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, City Councilwoman Jessica Lappin and Assemblyman Micah Kellner are named as plaintiffs in the first federal lawsuits in the ongoing battle to stop the city from building the marine transfer facility, which is set to break ground as early as next month...

State Sen. Liz Krueger, another opponent of the project, argued that the hurricane should force the city to re-evaluate its infrastructure, especially along the waterfront.

“It is clear that there are a whole series of new questions that we in government need to be asking and answering before this goes forward,” she said.

The site where the station will be built suffered some flooding during Hurricane Sandy, Asphalt Green said.

Publication date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 00:00