In a lohud.com story, Professor Nick Robinson cautions New York State to conduct environmental research prior to beginning Tappan Zee Bridge construction
New York State is hoping to begin construction on a new bridge as early as August however environmentalists are urging the State to conduct additional research before breaking ground. The main concern involves an endangered population of fish which could be adversely affected by new bridge construction. The State is required to complete a certain amount of research before starting construction. Riverkeeper claims that the State has done a poor job, and could sue over environmental concerns.
Professor Robinson advises, “If they don’t play by the rules, it will be up to the courts. The union workers who want jobs will find out that short-cutting the process actually adds time because things can get tied up in court.”