Suffolk County has received a grant from the technology company IBM to help solve what many see as Long Island's biggest looming crisis: poor water quality. Planners and environmentalists say they’re "thrilled" with the announcement.
Environmentalists pressuring lawmakers to remove nitrogen from ground water. From left to right: Researcher Christopher Gobler, Environmentalist Adrienne Esposito and Pine Barrens Society's RIchard Ampher
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is considering legislation that would pay back some $55 million that environmentalists say lawmakers "raided" from a water quality fund. This comes as environmentalists are ramping up public pressure on the issue.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone delivered his annual State of the County address last night. He said Suffolk is stronger, safer, and resilient. Bellone spent most of his speech pressing the need for improved water quality.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone held a teleconference Monday night with some 10,000 Suffolk residents in order to draw attention to an issue he says is the number one priority of his administration: combating water pollution. Bellone spoke for about an hour and took a handful of questions.
Suffolk County settled another lawsuit with the US Attorney's office Wednesday. This latest one will cost tax payers $2-million for environmental violations stemming from underground storage tanks owned by the county.