Assemblymember Lavine Expresses Concern About Pollution Levels in Letter to State Officials

GLEN COVE, NEW YORK – Assemblymember Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) is expressing concern about pollution levels in two cities within his district.In a letter to Basil Seggos, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner and Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Department of Health Commissioner, Lavine requests an assessment to determine the cause of these dangerous conditions so that damage can be addressed and mitigated.

“Given that we Long Islanders live on an island of 3 million people lacking adequate public transportation, it is no surprise that air pollution driven by gas powered automobiles and rapidly increasing temperatures (causing pollution to linger), would be higher than other regions of our state and nation.”

A copy of the letter is attached.