"We cannot wait any longer to address the critical condition of the Great South Bay,"said Schumer, who last year renewed the request for federal help. "The federal disaster declaration would put us on track to receive critical funding to reverse the devastation of the brown tide."
Well, that's all well and good to think about saving the Bay, or restoring the Bay, or working to make the Bay full of clams again, but unless we also address all the crap that is sliding into the Bay from our storm drains and creek and stream systems it isn't going to matter.
If you ask me, which you didn't, we should really use all that money to put more clams into the Bay to filter out the shite. And get the Nassau and Suffolk Legislators to limit the use of fertilizers by the armies of landscapers that do all our yard-work.
Hey, this legislation and regulation may actually spur investment and development in alternative methods for helping us suburbanites get that fresh green look on our beloved lawns and in turn fuel our local economy. Think of that!