Two weeks after hundreds of people attended a forum in Bayville against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposed tunnel across Long Island Sound, hundreds more gathered Wednesday night in Locust Valley to organize against the plan.
“I don’t want this destroying Long Island,” said Mark Lizza, 59, of Oyster Bay hamlet, whose father helped fight earlier proposals to build a bridge across the Sound. “I don’t want the pollution. I don’t want the traffic. I like Long Island the way it is.”
Cuomo is promoting a tunnel between Long Island and Westchester County as an economic boon. But opponents fear multistory ventilation shafts along the coast spewing exhaust into the air, greater traffic congestion, environmental damage and higher taxes to fund...| read more ››