New York Times Editorial: "Selling Out the Hudson River"

The New York Times editorializes again on the Hudson River cleanup, this time calling on Gov. Cuomo to fight for the river:

"You would expect a polluter like General Electric to favor its interests over those of a damaged environment. But you should not expect similar behavior from the governor of New York, especially when the damage is to the Hudson River, contaminated by generations of toxic chemical dumping from G.E. factories north of Albany.

G.E. has spent the last six years and $1 billion dredging up much but not all of the toxic chemicals it put in the riverbed, and it is now is getting ready to dismantle its cleanup operation. Environmental advocates and scientists are making urgent pleas to the federal Environmental Protection Agency and to New York State to make sure G.E. does not leave before the river job is finished." Read more here


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  • published this page in News 2015-10-10 13:56:47 -0400