January 25, 2006
Dear Pine Bush Supporters:
Mayor Jennings has proposed to take land dedicated to the
Albany Pine Bush Preserve as forever wild out of the Preserve
for the landfill expansion.
We need to stop this now, and the only way to do it is for
many people to call Assemlbyman Jack McEneny and NYS Senator
Neil Breslin and ask that no land be removed from the Preserve
and made into a landfill.
The Honorable John McEneny at 518/455-4178
The Honorable Neil Breslin at 518/455-2225
1) No land be taken from the Preserve to be made into a landfill
2) The City of Albany should call on its citizens and science
experts to work together to solve the garbage problem. The
solution is not for the Mayor to decide all by himself in a
back room. Open up the process.
If they argue:
1) This land is not “bad Pine Bush”. If the proposed
10 acres looks bad, that is because the landfill has poisoned
it. This is important, good Pine Bush and must be preserved.
2) In 1990, then NYS Department of Environment Conservation
Commissioner Jorling stated that he could not envision any
reason for another landfill expansion in the Pine Bush. Since
then, the landfill has been expanded twice. The City will continue
taking Pine Bush for a landfill until someone stops them.
3) Taking land dedicated as forever wild out of the Preserve
sets a terrible precedent.
4) The Preserve is only 3010 acres. Thousands more acres are
needed for a viable Preserve.
Please call today. This is the biggest threat to the Pine
Bush to date - taking land out of the Preserve for a landfill!