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July 11, 2016

Plum Island Will Be Sold Off By The Feds

Plum Island is the secure, roped-off island where we conduct our animal disease research. It used to be run by the Department of Agriculture, but I think now it is under the authority of DHS. For some reason. You can correct me if I am wrong.

Naturally, environmentalists are vowing to thwart any possible deal that might include someone actually enjoying the property.

Officials in Southold are determined to block any large-scale developments that would require major expenditures for fire, health and sewage projects on Plum Island. In 2013, the Southold Town Board unanimously adopted new zoning regulations for the island that would allow educational or recreational uses for the 160 acres where the current lab facilities are located. The rest of the island would be designated as a "conservation area" where no development would be permitted.

Environmentalists like the Connecticut Audubon Society's Tom Anderson breathed a partial sigh of relief at the passage of those "extremely restrictive" zoning regulations.

"It's a great step," Anderson said recently, "but it's different from the island being publicly owned."

Because the goal is always for the state to own more nice things. Then everything will be perfect.

We need to pool our moneys together and buy this thing, Morons.

I bet terns are crispy and delicious.


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posted by LauraW. at 08:00 PM

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