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Palumbo To Craft Legislation To Expand Pine Barrens

Caption Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, (left), Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine and Josh Turner, Brookhaven Town Open Space Program Coordinator review the planned expansion areas of the Long Island Pine Barrens

Caption Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, (left), Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine and Josh Turner, Brookhaven Town Open Space Program Coordinator review the planned expansion areas of the Long Island Pine Barrens

Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R,C,I,Ref-New Suffolk) expressed his excitement about introducing legislation to expand the Long Island Pine Barrens by approximately 800 acres, which will include the Mastic Woods and the lands surrounding the Old Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant. By crafting this legislation, Palumbo hopes to protect the bucolic nature of the Long Island Pine Barrens, protecting the fauna and wildlife that call these areas their home.
“This legislation will preserve hundreds of acres of woodland and ensure that all future development is environmentally conscious,” said Palumbo. “With limited habitats for animals on Long Island and the dire need to preserve the Pine Barrens, securing this land is crucial. I appreciate the support and guidance I have received from Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine,” said Palumbo. “Ed has been in the forefront of every environmental issue facing Suffolk County over the last 30 years covering his career. His knowledge will be instrumental in helping us expand the Pine Barrens for future generations.”
“I thank Assemblyman Palumbo and the Brookhaven delegation in the Senate and Assembly for their unanimous support of this state legislation. Expanding the core will assure that these forested areas are preserved as open space and remain accessible to everyone. We cannot allow clear cutting to destroy acres upon acres of woodland that are so important to our environment,” said Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine.

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