FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2012
MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO STUDY THE WATER SUPPLY'S ENERGY GENERATING POTENTIAL
Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws
"The final bill before me is Introductory Number 534-A, sponsored by Council Members Gennaro, Barron, Brewer, Cabrera, Fidler, James, Koppell, Koslowitz, Lander, Palma, Seabrook, Van Bramer, Vann, Williams, Mark-Viverito, Levin, Nelson, Koo, Lappin, Rodriguez, Garodnick, Rivera, Greenfield, Vacca, Vallone, Jackson, Eugene and Halloran. This legislation requires the Department of Environmental Protection undertake a study of our water supply system to determine the potential of generating electricity. The Department will issue a report within eighteen months.
"I would like to thank DEP Commissioner Carter Strickland and his staff for their work on this bill along with my Office of City Legislative Affairs. I would also like to thank the City Council for approving this legislation."
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