“We Have a Lot of Questions”

Hear an interview with East River Alliance’s Naomi Schiller about the East Side Coastal Resiliency plan for flood control. She covers the range of our issues including these points:

Naomi Schiller

“Brooklyn Heights, a very wealthy neighborhood, was able–with pressure on public officials–to convene experts to rethink the BQE design.”

“So we are also asking for an independent panel…Does this plan meet the demands of the most recent climate science?.”

“We’re really concerned that equity has been pushed to the side, and this fast-tracked plan has been forced down our throats.

“We’re in a difficult spot. We want flood protection.”

“One of the most popular ideas several years ago was to place decking over the FDR…and to use part of that decking and berms to create coastal flood protection, which would have the possibility of reducing emissions in the community.”

And there are many more cogent points in this six-minute interview on WBAI. You can play the piece below:

Naomi Schiller on WBAI, April 17, 2019.

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