|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.
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.
For more on this development, see
Newark mayor to port authority: Pay more or we’ll sell land, Journal of Commerce