DEP changes position, Judge disposes of moot case, We win

September 13th, 2008 Posted in CWTP, Front Page News, Projects

We finally did get a final decision by Justice Betty Stinson on the Order to Show Cause that many community groups and individuals brought against the NYC DEP for trying to go against a promise they made to the people in 2004.

The NYC DEP thought they could BLAST on parkland adjacent to the Jerome Park Reservoir right across the street from the Bronx High School of Science.

You can read the decision on the WaterBlogged site at:

Also visit the Fort Independence Park Neighborhood Association at:

In not so many words, the decision said that the issue of blasting was withdrawn by the agency two business days before they appeared in court on September 3rd. It also stated that since the DEP issued a study (also presented to the court two business days before the September 3rd appearance) that “hard look” satisfied the environmental law requirements.

Looks like we made them do the right thing! Time will tell.

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  1. 2 Responses to “DEP changes position, Judge disposes of moot case, We win”

  2. By ***mricle*** on Oct 15, 2008

    It’s nice to fight City Hall & win for a change. Let’s brace ourselves for Phases II, III,IV…
    I can’t wait to hear comments from local residents. Please tell us what it’s like to experience the alternative, i.e. hoe-ramming?

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