At its June 6th Executive Board meeting, The Executive Board of the Suffolk County Village Officials Association (SCVOA) passed a memorializing resolution in support of New York State’s application for an exemption from the new National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (see below). The resolution places particular emphasis on the risks to the waters adjacent to the coastline of Long Island.
We urge you to strongly advocate for this exemption, which is critical to preventing catastrophic risks to the waters off of Long Island. Among other damaging effects, a denial of this exemption will result in the displacement of economies for the Long Island workforce including, but not limited to, the fisheries and tourism industries.
If you have questions or comments, please contact us.