Long Island Pine Barrens Society
The tax, which has been approved by voters five times since 1987, is intended to go toward protecting Long Island’s drinking water supply. The tax has raised about $1.5 billion to date.
A new water pollution study on Long Island claims nitrogen levels in the ground and surface water have become critically high.
There is a plan to clear 55 acres of forest on Long Island to create an auction site for vehicles damaged by superstorm Sandy, but there is a battle over the plan.
It’s a coveted award: best drinking water on Long Island. But even as judges were honoring the best, there was worrisome word that water quality is declining — and it’s blamed on human behavior.