The Suffolk County Legislature recently voted to sell 230 acres of land in Yaphank to the Brookhaven Rail Terminal (BRT). BRT, already established on Long Island, has another site situated on 90 acres to the north of this Yaphank land. The company claims the additional 230 acres will allow them to store farm fresh produce [...]
Adrienne is Executive Director and a co-founder of CCE, and has worked on numerous environmental campaigns for over 26 years. Adrienne has crafted campaigns to engage the public on environmental protection issues including but not limited to remediation of toxic plumes, stewardship of land and water, support for large scale renewable energy projects, reduced pesticide application, and more. She holds a degree in Geology and Environmental Science from CW Post University.
It was a special treat to hang out with U.S. Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Israel on the beautiful Long Island Sound last week. CCE was thrilled when we were asked to help organize a roundtable with the Senator and Congressman. The goal was to bring together concerned stakeholders to address the needs for restoring and [...]
There I was, at just another evening meeting to participate in a panel discussion on such mainstream topics as sustainability, land preservation, revitalizing our downtowns, and yes, the not so controversial topic of drinking water protection. I thought it would be a normal community meeting with some spirited discussion. After all, deciding how a region [...]