A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 10, 2015
Don’t Expect Protection (Department of Environmental Protection or DEP nickname)

New York City has a Department of Environmental Protectionn (DEP); many states also have DEPs. DEP has been nicknamed “Don’t Expection Protection” by many activists who claim that business interests often override environmental interests. “Don’t Expect Protection” has been cited in print since at least 1999.


NYC.gov
Mission Statement of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution.

DEP is a New York City agency of nearly 6,000 employees that manages and conserves the City’s water supply; distributes more than one billion gallons of clean drinking water each day to nine million New Yorkers and collects wastewater through a vast underground network of pipes, regulators, and pumping stations; and treats the 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater that New Yorkers produce each day in a way that protects the quality of New York Harbor. To achieve these mandates, DEP oversees one of the largest capital construction programs in the region. As the City agency responsible for New York City’s environment, DEP also regulates air quality, hazardous waste, and critical quality of life issues, including noise.

Google Groups: alt.org.sierra-club
Would Rachel Carson Approve?
J. Turner
12/16/99
http://www.rayproffitt.org/pu/pu121699.htm
Raymond Proffitt Foundation
Pollution UpDate
16 Dec. 1999 (text version)
(...)
Of all the aspects of this project, perhaps none is more offensive than the attempt to lend credibility to Howell’s wetland mitigation site by invoking the name of one of our Nation’s great conservationists, Rachel Carson.  Isn’t it enough that her name was bestowed on a building housing an agency that, in too many instances, has come to mean: “Don’t Expect Protection.”

Google Groups: pa.rdg.general
julie gallisdorfer and spring-ford area school district - MOLD IS TERRIBLE!
Billie Jo Connerly
8/21/01
(...)
DEP (Don’t Expect Protection) and EPA (Environmental Pollution Agency) are of no help.

Jacksonville.com
PaulDHarvill
Sat, 2009-06-06 14:55
Gov. Crist and the Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP = Don’t Expect Protection):
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility News Release (http://www.peer.org)
For Immediate Release: June 3, 2009

Twitter
Green Power Girl
‏@GreenPowerGirl
DEP-"Don’t Expect Protection” GPG thanks celiaalario and all tree sitters: http://bit.ly/DWrLi
12:25 PM - 25 Aug 2009

YouTube
D.E.P. DON’T EXPECT PROTECTION.mov
sukidejong
Uploaded on Mar 1, 2010
Activists meet with Florida DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) and express their refusal to be silenced by energy giants such as FPL who are pulling the political strings across the world.

Twitter
No Fracking Way!
‏@NoFrackingWayPA
PA DEP = Don’t Expect Protection?
Let’s change that! Report your DEP Horror Story and Let’s Fight the Bastards!... http://fb.me/2LEv83qnM
1:35 PM - 14 May 2013

Twitter
Briget Shields
‏@BasShields
@HydraulicFRRact not trusting the DEP (Don’t Expect Protection) working to promote industry over protecting the people @ShalefieldS
6:40 PM - 14 Jul 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, August 10, 2015 • Permalink