On Long Islands South Shore, we face an environmental crisis that puts our health and safety at risk. The toxic Grumman-Navy Plume has contaminated our drinking water, jeopardizing the health of us all, and every day it expands by a foot. Past and present plans to clean up the Plume have been ineffective and costly. Millions of taxpayer dollars have already been spent on the cleanup, despite the fact that current NYS projections state that the current plan will take over 100 years to fully-clean the water supply.
There is more we must do. Ann will challenge the present management of the contaminated water supply on Long Island, especially from the Grumman-Navy Plume. We have to investigate alternative remedies to safeguard the consumption of our drinking water. Northrop Grumman and the Navy should be held accountable for their actions and forced to bear the costs of the cleanup that is unfairly being placed on the taxpayers.
In 2019, the New York State Legislature made history by passing the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act; the most ambitious law ever passed to combat climate change. As the Assemblywoman for New York’s 9th District, Ann will introduce and support legislation that builds on the progress made in 2019. We must do all we can to protect our environment from climate change before it is too late.
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