Two Task Force Organizations, UPROSE and the Fifth Avenue Committee, are hosting meetings this Wednesday and next, which may be of interest to Brooklynites. Wednesday, July 23 is the UPROSE Community Education Forum on the proposed USPowerGen update of the Gowanus Generating Station in Sunset Park. Wednesday, July 30 is the next meeting of the Accountable Development Working Group.

More info after the jump.

Wednesday, July 23: UPROSE Community Education Forum, 6pm at UPROSE, 166A 22nd Street b/t 3rd & 4th Avenues

In October 2007, US Power Generating Company (USPowerGen) announced they would update the 560-megawatt Gowanus Generating Station located in Sunset Park. UPROSE and community residents have expressed some concerns regarding the environmental impact on a community already suffering from many adverse environmental influences.

On June 5, UPROSE facilitated a meeting to discuss the possibility of a drafting a MOU (“Memorandum of Understanding”) or incorporating the community’s concerns in the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation permit process for USPowerGen.

USPowerGen has prepared a presentation to address the many questions that were cited at the meeting. USPowerGen has agreed to have all their explanations in laymen’s terms so everyone will be able to understand. You can RSVP by clicking here or call 718.492.9307.

Wednesday, July 30: Accountable Development Working Group Meeting, 6:00 pm at Fifth Avenue Committee, 621 DeGraw Street (near 4th Ave.)

The Accountable Development Working Group grew out of the People’s Accountable Development Summit, organized by the Fifth Avenue Committee in May. This group is open to the public, and meets monthly to discuss and plot action around various development issues affecting South and Central Bklyn. This Wednesday’s agenda includes presentations from Assembly Member Jeffries’ and Assembly Member Brennan’s offices on legislation to reform the Atlantic Yards project.

For more information contact Dave at 718 237-2017 ext 148 or