05 Aug '11, 8pm

Musical Chairs at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection

It seems like the City’s Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) just can’t catch a break this summer. Two weeks ago, a fire roared through the main engine room of the Department’s massive North River Wastewater Treatment Plant -- shutting down the facility and leading to the discharge of several hundred million gallons of raw sewage into the Hudson River and to the closing of city beaches and Riverbank State Park on several of the hottest days of the year. Then, yesterday, Cas Holloway, the Department’s hard-charging Commissioner was summoned back to City Hall to assume the post of Deputy Mayor for Operations. Commissioner Holloway’s return to the City Hall inner-circle comes less than two years after he took the reins at DEP. And while it is understandable that Mayor Michael Bloomberg would want this effective public servant to replace the departing Stephen Goldsm...

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