Industry News: Litigation

Lawsuit calls for immediate halt to tree cutting along Erie Canal

Wednesday, February 14, 2018  
Posted by: Jennifer Olivares

(WHAM) - The towns of Pittsford, Brighton and Perinton are suing to stop the clearing of trees along the Erie Canal. A lawsuit was filed in New York State Supreme Court February 5 - just weeks after both sides had agreed to a compromise.

"They were literally going to clear-cut 155 acres of land. They were proposing to do this without any real environmental oversight," Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle told 13WHAM's Jane Flasch.

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