New York State lawmakers say they want to act quickly to spend the state’s $5 billion dollar and growing surplus on an infrastructure fund to fix up roads and bridges, among other things. At a conference on the state’s infrastructure, sponsored by a think tank, participants said there are deep needs, and they warn lawmakers not to spend the money frivolously.
The federal environmental protection agency has rejected a plan by New York Governor Amdrew Cuomo to raid the state’s clean water fund to help pay for the New York Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.
The Port of Coeymans, about 15 miles south of downtown Albany, is making headlines — for all the wrong environmental reasons.
Advocates for clean air and water are sounding alarms: they're concerned about plans to build up heavy industry along the Hudson River near the port, and about possibly illegal activity related to the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
A key oversight board approved half of the amount Governor Cuomo had sought for a loan from a clean water fund to help pay for the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge on Wednesday. But the meeting included accusations from a board member that Cuomo Administration officials are trying to hide bad news about future toll hikes on the bridge and the rest of the New York State Thruway.
Several environmental advocacy groups have lodged a formal protest against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to help pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge using $511 million in loans from a clean water fund.