ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected almost all of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to use clean water funds to help pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge.
The agency said Tuesday that only $29 million of Cuomo’s $511 million proposal meets federal requirements.
The governor says his administration will appeal the decision. If the ruling stands, the state would need to find a way to make up the money, which represents about 12 percent of the entire bill for the $3.9 billion bridge project.