Growing up and living on the South Shore of Long Island – where the local economy heavily relies on maintaining pristine beaches and aquifers – has made Todd deeply aware of the importance of our natural resources and the need to protect our local environment. Hurricane Sandy added a new sense of urgency to that need–and to the need for new, more resilient infrastructure.
Todd believes strongly that government must take bolder action to address unpredictable weather, environmental degradation, and inadequate infrastructure. That is why he has been a leading advocate for new investment to protect and improve the South Shore’s natural resources, and been a fighter against potentially damaging plans and projects such as the proposed Port Ambrose Liquified Natural Gas terminal, which Todd successfully led a coalition of local advocates to defeat.
Todd’s environmental agenda includes:
- Fighting to secure full funding to build the outfall pipe at the Bay Park sewage treatment plant
- Making significant repairs and improvements to The Nassau Expressway/Route 878
- Protecting Nassau County’s aquifers from pollutants
- Facilitating resiliency projects on the South Shore to strengthen and protect Nassau communities from another Hurricane Sandy
- Securing funding to rejuvenate the Back Bay communities to prevent future flooding and spur economic growth
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