Pesticides, Algae Blooms Threaten Long Island Sound

Leaders from Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut gathered to discuss the problems facing the Long Island Sound.

Photo Courtesy Office of Kara Hahn
Photo Courtesy Office of Kara Hahn
A group of lawmakers and environmental advocates gathered together on Wednesday to explore problems affecting the Long Island Sound and to discuss possible solutions, according to a report published in Newsday.

Pesticide contamination, nitrogen, algae blooms and a declining lobster population are examples of problems threatening the health of the Long Island Sound, officials said at the second annual Bi-State Long Island Sound Roundtable.

State Assemb. Steve Englebright, D-Setauket, said the meeting – organized by Citizens Campaign for the Environment – was convened with "a sense of urgency."

"The legacy of the Long Island Sound is something that our generation will probably determine the fate of," he said.

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