FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2008
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG THANKING GOVERNOR PATERSON FOR SIGNING BILL THAT ALLOWS FOR REACTIVATION OF MARINE TRANSFER STATION ON MANHATTAN'S GANSEVOORT PENINSULA INTO LAW
"I'd like to thank Governor Paterson for signing a critically important bill that has eliminated the final legislative hurdle to the City's historic solid waste management plan: reactivation of the Marine Transfer Station on Manhattan's Gansevoort Peninsula. After years of frustrated efforts to adopt a smarter and more sustainable solid waste management plan, the City developed a winning plan that won the support of both the City Council and the State. The Gansevoort Transfer Station, which will process recyclables, is a key component of the plan, which will eliminate nearly six million miles of truck trips per year in New York City and ensure that every borough has the capacity to handle its own waste and recyclables.
"The City will continue moving forward with its implementation of the plan, and I want to thank everyone who helped us reach this important milestone, especially: Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler, all the community and environmental groups that helped us make the case for the plan in Albany, the State Senate and Majority Leader Skelos, and the State Assembly and Speaker Silver. I especially want to thank Governor David Paterson, whose leadership was critical in pushing us across the finish line."
Stu Loeser / Jason Post (212) 788-2958