Storm Surge Protection: Who Gets Shielded, and What’s the Environmental Toll?
Tuesday, May 9, 7:30pm
New York is severely vulnerable to rising seas. So why do key environmental groups oppose the US Army Corps of Engineers’ plan for a $52 billion system of storm surge gates and coastal barriers? How would the plan affect neighborhoods already facing environmental injustice? Gowanus Canal Conservancy Executive Director Andrea Parker will decipher the environmental stakes and offer a more comprehensive, community-based approach to protecting people and ecosystems.