Tag: Pine Barrens
New York State committed $3 million to fighting the spread of the southern pine beetle on Long Island, where it killed thousands of pine trees over the past three years, officials said.
Recently Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to Stony Brook University to announce a major initiative to address New York’s water woes. His proposal would allocate $6 million for a new comprehensive groundwater study for Long Island to further examine levels of saltwater intrusion and chemical contamination–essentially the byproducts of over-pumping our aquifer and not having enough sewers.
Long Island needs fiscal help addressing its water quality crisis, and it’s time both Nassau and Suffolk pushed hard together for action.