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Schumer Says Feds Should Make Shoreline Storm Resilient

Posted on March 2, 2016

By Paula Katinas, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A group of elected officials led by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include Southern Brooklyn in any coastal protection projects it recommends in a new study of mitigation and resiliency programs in the New York/New Jersey harbor.

Schumer (D-New York) and U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Coney Island-Canarsie-Eastern Brooklyn) successfully pushed for passage of an appropriations bill that included federal funding for a New York/New Jersey harbor feasibility study.


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