I am proud to have passed the CleanEnergy DC Omnibus Amendment of 2018 Act which moves the District away from polluting sources of energy, protects low- and moderate-income residents, and supports small and local businesses. Even before we passed that bill, DC was named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world by the U.S. Green Building Council.
While I am proud that Washington, DC is seen as a leader in protecting the environment, you wouldn’t know it if you drove down Brentwood Parkway NE in the summer and experienced the odor emanating from the trash transfer station located at W Street NE.
I have been working to close that facility since I took office and we are now on the verge of doing so, but I need your help.
There is an important hearing on Monday, May 13 and I need residents from all over DC, in particular Ward 5, to go on the official record and demand environmental justice for Brentwood and Ward 5! The legislation would have the District buy the property from the current owner and build a warehouse on the site to meet the District’s storage needs.
To testify, you must sign up in advance which you can do by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (202) 724-8053 by the close of business on Thursday, May 9. My staff is going door to door on the blocks adjacent to the facility to spread the word and if you would like to share this information with a neighbor, you can download a printable flyer here.
I’ll see you on May 13th.