Where are they now: Superfund — pro or con?
“I’m for cleaning the Gowanus Canal the best way and the quickest way.” [Would not say if he supports the Superfund designation].
“I would want a commitment from the Environmental Protection Agency of funding up front, rather than going through litigation. … A Superfund designation without any resources is no help to us.”
“It’s a tremendously positive development. … There’s stimulus money in Superfund.”
“I’m 100 percent for the EPA coming in. We should make sure it’s clean before we put people there.”
“I’m leaning towards supporting Superfund [but] I’m concerned about the coordination of efforts from the city, state and EPA.”
Lots of topics came up at the “Dazzle Me” candidates’ forum last week, but the biggest issue (judging by the crowd reaction) was whether the Gowanus Canal should become a federal Superfund site. Here’s what the Democratic candidates to succeed Councilman Bill DeBlasio (D–Park Slope) said about this murky topic:
Updated 5:12 pm, July 9, 2018