Salon: Andrew Cuomo’s new environmental test: General Electric threatens the future of the Hudson River

"Environmental groups and Democratic legislators are pressuring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to say that General Electric must continue cleaning up the massive pollution the company dumped into the Hudson River from 1947 to 1977. Cuomo’s own environmental officials say the pollution continues to cause “ongoing contamination,” and federal officials warn that GE’s plan to end its cleanup this fall could harm the effort to restore the river’s ecosystem.

But the Democratic governor—who has benefited from GE’s campaign cash—is declining to say whether he agrees." Read the whole article here.


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