Melissa’s New Huffington Post Piece: ‘Taking on Our Fair Share of the City’s Waste Burden’

Melissa published a new piece on Huffington Post regarding her position on the East 91st Marine Transfer Station, which is part of the city’s larger Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP):

“A group of residents from the Upper East Side suddenly has a newfound interest in its neighbors to the north. Residents for Sane Trash Solutions, a group led by Upper East Siders, has waged a relentless and well-funded campaign to “save East Harlem-Yorkville” in an attempt to stop the construction of the municipal waste marine transfer station at 91st Street in Manhattan. Simply put, this group is exploiting East Harlem. By incorporating this neighborhood into its campaign, the group seeks to bind itself to the struggle of New York’s environmental justice communities, which have endured the hardships of environmental inequality for decades.”

Read the full post here.


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