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.