Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson: a rally in Poughkeepsie

The EPA is claiming an early victory on cleaning up the PCB problem in the Hudson, but Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson disagrees. If you can’t get to the rally, here’s a local EPA address:

EPA Region 2 Offices
Main Regional Office
290 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

From Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson:

The EPA is claiming success in its five-year review of the Hudson River Superfund cleanup, when in fact it is abandoning the cleanup and leaving two to four times more toxic PCBs in the river than it expected. We can’t let EPA and GE walk away from their PCB cleanup effort before the job is done.

We need your help. Next Wednesday, June 28, the EPA is holding a public workshop in Poughkeepsie to explain its decision and answer questions from the public. This is our best chance to pressure the EPA to compel GE to complete the PCB cleanup.

We’re asking supporters to assemble in Poughkeepsie’s Mural Square for a rally before the workshop, then we will march together to the EPA meeting. Wear green to show your support for action! Download this flyer for additional details, including talking points you can use at the workshop.

WHAT: Rally/March and EPA Public Workshop

WHEN: Wednesday, June 28

Rally/March — 5:30 p.m.
EPA Workshop — 6–8 p.m.

Rally/March — Mural Square, 253 Main St., Poughkeepsie
EPA Workshop — Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, 40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie
Without more cleanup, PCB pollution will spread further downriver, hurting more people, wildlife and businesses impaired by the damaged resource. Please use this link to RSVP, and please help us spread the word about this critical opportunity to tell the EPA to protect people and wildlife, not GE!