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.
Based on what they describe as the "worst" summer ever, several Long Island environmental groups are coordinating resources to launch a multimillion dollar advocacy campaign aimed at creating a more unified water protection plan.