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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