Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Gary not a fan of College Point garbage plan


A proposed trash-transfer station across Flushing Bay from La Guardia Airport would be a dangerous bird magnet, and should not be built, a Queens lawmaker said [Sunday].

Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Queens) says the downing of US Airways Flight 1549 in January by a flock of geese shows how dangerous the plan is. "I'm hoping they are going to revisit the issue and revoke the permit," he said. "They have the ability on the state level to stop it."

The city Sanitation Department is already weighing contractors' proposals to build the transfer station.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says it is treating the complaints about the facility as a request to reconsider the station's permits. But the DEC and government agencies concerned with air safety show little interest in revisiting the issue.

The city, the Port Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration remain committed to the transfer station.


Anonymous said...

The problem is all those animal nuts - like the plague of stray cats (catch - neuter - release) or the pigeon feeders that scatter handfuls of food on the sidewalks, they want bird sanctuaries in abandoned islands all over the city.

OK fine, but now you get bird flocks that compete with planes.

Anonymous said...

The Parks Department and the US Fish and Wildlife Service created the refuges. Not the animal nuts. Maybe certain aircraft shouldn't be allowed to fly out of NYC.

-Joe said...

Am I reading this right.

Now they want to put garbage and hords of fat gulls IN FRONT of loaded heavey aircraft just getting off the ground ?

1-Do these people wish to take out some Bronx waterfront communiety (then steal it)

2-Are they just crazy ?

Anonymous said...

I'm Mayor Loonybird. I can do ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!! I know you can't see it but I'm flippin' you the bird...

PS What's good for the goose is good for the goose.