Several groundwater monitoring wells on Westchester County Airport property have tested high for PFOS & PFOA. One well found 990 parts per trillion of PFOS & PFOA, over 14 times the EPA's guideline level for drinking water. This is over 10 times the level initially found in a private well near the airport in July... Continue Reading →
The FAA is seeking comment on how it collects information in its noise studies. The comment period closes TODAY, January 29, 2018. For decades, the FAA has used an arbitrarily high noise standard that averages noise over long periods of time in order to claim that communities are not subject to "significant" airport noise. Please... Continue Reading →
Toxic PFOA & PFOS at levels above EPA guidelines were discovered in a well between Westchester County Airport and the Kensico Reservoir. The contaminated well supplies 1-3 New King Street, an office building located less than 1000 feet from the reservoir.
Congratulations to County Executive elect George Latimer on his election victory. We are confident that Latimer will work to adjust the county's policies at the airport to respect the environment and the airport's neighbors. In an effort to bring transparency & openness to Westchester County's government, Latimer has appointed several all-volunteer transition committees to listen... Continue Reading →
This is a friendly reminder from Citizens for a Responsible County Airport to get to the polls today! Polls are open from 6am to 9pm. Find your polling location here. We have endorsed George Latimer for Westchester County Executive. We are not endorsing any races down ballot, but please note that the following candidates for... Continue Reading →
Please join us on October 27th at 2pm for a press conference with George Latimer and Westchester environmental leaders. Latimer will be speaking about the environmental threats presented by Astorino's policies at the airport and the positive environmental policies he will pursue across the county, if elected. The press conference will be at the mounted... Continue Reading →
NY State's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has determined that Westchester County has not been living up to its obligations to protect Blind Brook and the Kensico Reservoir from polluted airport runoff.
Rob Astorino knows his terrible plans can't stand up to the truth, so he pretended he couldn't hear when his staff selected CRCA Executive Director Jonathan Wang to ask him a question.
This past week was full of Westchester County Airport activity and news. Look out for our delightful critique about the Sept 27 Astorino "tele-town hall" on airport privatization coming soon. Airport Public Forum recap: Well over 100 people from all over the county attended the Sept 26 event with many in attendance who were new... Continue Reading →
County Executive Rob Astorino has given his constituents less than 8 hours' notice of his telephone forum to discuss his plan to privatize Westchester County Airport. Dial in at 7pm tonight to: 855-756-7520, Ext 36840 (then press #). Astorino thought that he could slip his plan past the Board of Legislators under budget pressure last... Continue Reading →