Sunday, January 25, 2009

January 26: CB6 meeting on air quality at the cruise terminal

Thanks to the Red Hook community's activism, the Community Board 6 Environmental Protection Committee will hold a meeting on air quality at the cruise terminal on Monday, January 26.

What is the issue? It turns out that, at some ports around the world, ships in port turn off their diesel engines and hook up to the city's electricity grid. This arrangement is known as cold ironing. But the cruise terminal in Red Hook does not use cold ironing. The result: air pollution in Brooklyn whenever the ships are in the port. Now the community will have a chance to find out what can be done about it. According to the CB6 website, the meeting will include a:
Presentation by representatives for the Economic Development Corporation and the Port Authority on the Clean Air initiative being undertaken at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal at Pier 12 in Red Hook.
What: CB6 Environmental Committee meeting
When: January 26, 2009 at 6.30 p.m.
Where: P.S. 15 The Patrick Daly School, 71 Sullivan Street (between Van Brunt and Richards)

No comments: