Typical evil Commie news rag. We have to become the Soviet Union to solve some now minor environmental problems. Get your heads out of your butts New York. Get rid of Andrew the terrible and his band of socialist freaks and rejoin the Free Interprise System that made your now sorry assed state once a great place to live and work.
Thank you for covering this, Jeremy. This textbook example of location inefficiency makes the RIT campus or Xerox Webster look brilliant by comparison. The people at GCEDC in Genesee County are on a huge and undeserved ego trip and the leaders of Rochester-Monroe have allowed the tail to wag the dog. The reasons given for building STAMP in remote Alabama are all easily refuted. No available cheap land in Monroe County? BS, ever been to Ogden? No cheap power and water in Monroe County? BS, all it takes is the Governor's signature. Chip fab plants need to be far from infrastructure that generates vibrations? Bullpucky - take a look at Intel in Hillsboro OR.
For the money we're throwing away on STAMP, we could have assembled a fine site in Monroe County, closer to the people, the homes, the schools, the services, and the infrastructure required to support such a large venture. Even in "success", this project will be an abject failure. It is emblematic of a community with no vision for its future.
Not to mentioned, if 1000 news jobs are created (which I doubt) you will now need schools, fire, police, etc.. for over 1000 new people. I highly doubt the tax revenue generated will cover those costs. If this project was built at either Eastman Kodak site in Rochester or on a old brownfield in Buffalo, there is already all these services in place.
What do you call 32 years of 95% certainty that THE END IS NEAR? Anything you want it to be and a lazy copy and paste news editor's dream come true.
We here in Rochester hope to achieve something unique this year, a public discussion about Climate Change, the most important environmental crisis of our age. Please come to the Sierra Club’s 2014 Earth Day forum "Climate Smart Communities: Let’s Get With the Program” on Thursday, 2014. http://newyork.sierraclub.org/rochester/Fo…
Mark Lowery, manager of the DEC’s Climate Smart Communities, will talk about Climate Change in our area and about the state’s program. We’ve invited many local municipality representatives to consider making the pledge, which will help communities in New York State address Climate Change. 10 reps have agreed to come. We’ll be talking on WXXI’s “Connections” tomorrow (Thursday, April 17th) at 1PM, 1370AM. But most of all, we will all talk with you, for an hour, about what Climate Change means for the Rochester area, with an expert. Please come; it’s hard to have a conversation about important stuff without, well… people.
What if RDDC contracts with private service providers for what is described in the article? A trial season (summer) or year based on a budget from collected fees. If your neighborhood buys in more then you receive more services.
Despite its successes, the Rochester region still has its share of environmental problems.
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