|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:38:58 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] New York "City Opposes More Environmental Oversight Rules for Schools"|
City Opposes More Environmental Oversight Rules for Schools By Beth Fertig WNYC (New York CIty) April 24, 2014Legislation requiring the city to report more data about environmental testing at public schools met resistance from the Department of Education on Thursday because, the D.O.E. claimed, the requirements would be too onerous.
The bill was introduced recently to provide more oversight and transparency in cases where the city leases buildings. The rules for leased buildings are not as strict as those for buildings the city owns.
City Council member Fernando Cabrera, of the Bronx, said the legislation was inspired by the city's failure to promptly notify parents, students and staff at P.S. 51 about the presence of trichloroethylene, a carcinogenic airborne toxin linked to birth defects.
... For the entire story, seehttp://www.wnyc.org/story/ed-department-opposes-more-environmental- reporting/
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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