Tell the U.S. Army Corps: Don’t Harm the Hudson River & New York Harbor

To prevent coastal storm damage in New York and New Jersey, the Army Corps is considering plans to erect massive offshore storm surge barriers that could effectively strangle the life out of the Hudson River, New York-New Jersey Harbor, and Long Island Sound.

The barriers could close off New York Harbor from the Atlantic Ocean, causing sewage, contaminants, and other pollution to accumulate along our waterfront and threatening marine life, including fish like the Atlantic sturgeon.

There are better alternatives available. Dunes, dikes, levees, and other shoreline construction would protect against flooding from storms and sea level rise while preserving the Hudson River, New York-New Jersey Harbor, and Long Island Sound.

Urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reject any proposal that includes building offshore storm surge barriers that could wreak havoc on the Hudson River and New York Harbor.

Urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reject any proposal that includes building offshore storm surge barriers that will wreak havoc on the Hudson River, New York-New Jersey Harbor, and Long Island Sound.

Your message will be sent to:

Cheryl R. Alkemeyer, NEPA Lead, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Subject line:

Don’t build in-water storm surge barriers that could harm the Hudson

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