Friends of the Bay
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Say NO to a Cross-Sound Tunnel/Bridge
Dear Governor Cuomo, This petition serves to oppose an additional Long Island Sound crossing through Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor. Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor have received nearly every designation from every level of government to protect the ecologic and economic benefits of the cleanest embayment in western Long Island Sound. The initial feasibility study released in December admits the Sound crossing would have adverse environmental impacts. The Western Alignment would require subsurface easements and takings of private property and public parkland and the installation of two ventilation towers, affecting precious groundwater and aquifer resources. This project will cause irreparable harm to environmentally fragile, historic, and economically viable areas, and will place additional pressure on an already overcrowded region. Limited state resources would be better invested to stimulate the local economy by supporting existing infrastructure needs and protecting the environment by dedicating funding to water quality monitoring for embayments. The same challenges that defeated previous proposals such as high cost, community and environmental impact and lack of political support, have only intensified and will ultimately stop another ill-fated attempt. As a concerned citizen, I implore to you to discontinue this project and use the funds to invest for the betterment of Long Island.