Comments on New York/New Jersey Harbor & Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study

Comments
November 06, 2018

NRDC’s comments on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York/New Jersey Harbor & Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study (the “Feasibility Study” or “Project”), which seeks to develop a plan to protect millions of people who live and work in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan region from the effects of coastal storm damage. In our comments, we recommend that, rather than construct a series of offshore barriers, the Corps adopt an integrated system of discrete onshore projects that would be less costly, more protective, and less destructive to the environment and local communities.