The following excerpt is from an article by Jonathan LaMantia that was published in the Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 edition of Newsday on page A1. You can read the entire piece here.
…In addressing the housing shortage, officials shouldn’t overlook local environmental concerns, said Rich Murdocco, an adjunct professor of economic development and planning at Stony Brook University. Long Island’s housing growth has historically been constrained by the need to treat wastewater to protect the water supply from harmful pollutants, he said.
“To generate sustainable growth, you have to do it in a way that doesn’t poison your own well,” he said.
You can read the rest of the piece by LaMantia here.