Senior legal director Roger Reynolds:
“In a grim and cynical Christmas gift, the final environmental assessment for the proposed expansion of Tweed Airport was released today. Issuing this controversial and long-awaited decision the last business day before Christmas is an obvious attempt to hide it.
“The decision fundamentally ignores critical input from the public, CT DEEP, EPA, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Town of East Haven, multiple environmental organizations, and the community directly affected. While the environmental assessment was widely criticized in great detail as fundamentally deficient, this ‘finding of no significant impact’ ignores that reality, failing to even acknowledge—much less address—these criticisms, and instead accepts the document in its totality.
“Save the Sound continues to believe that this project warrants the greater scrutiny of an environmental impact study.”