Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) released the following statement today on Mayor Bloomberg's appointment of Caswell Holloway as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection:
"Cas Holloway is an outstanding choice to lead the DEP," Maloney said. "I have worked closely with Mr. Holloway as part of our efforts to help those who sick or injured as a result of the 9/11 attacks and he has been an incredibly dedicated public servant. Mr. Holloway helped lead Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to help lower Manhattan residents and others who were exposed to environmental toxins released by the collapse of the Trade Center towers. I know this experience will serve Mr. Holloway well as the next DEP commissioner, and that he will be an effective steward of our city's environment and water supply."