The Hudson River Estuary after Sandy
Please join us at 6:30pm, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, for a briefing on proposed new policies that could damage marine habitats and wildlife in the Hudson River Estuary at the Seafarers International House, 123 E. 15th St., New York.
Attempts to amend the Hudson River Park Act of 1998 (HRP Act), in the State Legislature will be discussed by Marcy Benstock and other members of Sierra Club’s Hudson River Estuary Committee. These proposed HRP Act changes, as well as several Sandy-related recommendations to Governor Cuomo, could harm marine habitats in the lower Hudson and other waters. The briefing will discuss common misconceptions about supposed funding shortfalls of the bikeway and greenway along the Hudson and the downsides of building out into the water.
Marcy Benstock authored “Fighting New Threats to Hudson River and Other Near-Shore Habitats” in the Fall 2012 City Sierran (Hudson River, p. 9) and won an award from the Club in 1986 for her leadership in the successful fight against the Westway highway and river development project. The Sierra Club was the lead plaintiff in an iconic federal lawsuit against the Westway boondoggle, and helped lobby Congress to de-fund Westway’s environmentally damaging development site planned for the Hudson River.