Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper issues the following statement in response to the state Supreme Court ruling handed down in regards to the Queen City Landing site on Wednesday, September 14, 2016:
“We respect the opinion of the court on the issues, and are currently reviewing the ruling and considering an appeal. We believe this decision sets a poor precedent for all future development decisions on our waterfront. It is not our intention to block all development of this site, but rather to ensure that environmental laws are meaningfully followed and applied as New York State intended, in order to provide maximum protections for our lakefront, our water resources and our community.”
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring our most valuable natural asset. Over the past 26 years, we have tackled some of the region’s biggest fresh water challenges such as cleaning up toxic sediment, eliminating sewage overflows, restoring critical habitat, and advocating for the long-term health of the Great Lakes. Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper’s actions protect drinking water, connect people to waterways and contribute to a thriving water-based economy. To learn more, please visit www.bnriverkeeper.org.
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