$19.5 Million for Greenpoint

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The settlement from the New York State lawsuit against ExxonMobil oil spill provided $19.5 million to be used toward “Environmental Benefits Projects” (EBP). These projects “will be designed to provide significant environmental improvements in Greenpoint and address environmental areas of concern for the community, such as water quality, groundwater, open space, reduction of toxic pollution, and air quality.”

Below is the latest EBP Program newsletter with an update on the current status:

Greenpoint EBP Fact Sheet 5 final

For additional information and minutes from previous meetings visit the Attorney General’s EBP site.

A preliminary list of project ideas were submitted in March 2012 at the first community meeting and can be seen here.

If you have a project idea to submit, have general questions or comments about the EBP or would like to be added to the newsletter, please contact Laura Truettner at 646-872-4157 or ltruettner@aol.com.



The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning, Inc. ("GWAPP") is a not-for-profit group, 501(c)(3), comprised of individuals, community organizations, religious institutions, and concerned citizens from the Greenpoint-Williamsburg communities dedicated to the development of parks and public access on the Greenpoint waterfront.