Newark Mayor Baraka calls for container fee for environmental and health impact mitigation at the Port of NY and NJ

Source: Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports

In his State of the City speech earlier this week, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka castigated the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for poor management of the port, and demanded major changes to protect the city and its residents, including a community mitigation fund, paid for by container fees, to reduce the adverse health and environmental impacts caused by port activities.

Source: PolitickerNJ

The mitigation fund was proposed by the Coalition for Healthy Ports, chaired by Amy Goldsmith, State Director of Clean Water Action NJ and Moving Forward Network participant.

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Newark Mayor Baraka, in first State of the City address, calls out Christie, Port Authority, PolitickerNJ

Newark mayor to port authority: Pay more or we’ll sell land, Journal of Commerce

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