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by Jim Heaney

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by Dan Telvock

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Dec
17

Peace Bridge project won’t improve air quality

State officials proclaimed in March that their plan to reconfigure roads leading to and from the American side of the Peace Bridge would improve air quality in adjoining neighborhoods where residents in one-third of the households suffer from asthma and other respiratory illnesses. “We are moving the traffic further away from the neighborhood where the […]

Dec
10

Politics in the air at the Peace Bridge?

Although there’s a lack of bulletproof evidence that political influence spoiled the Department of Environmental Conversation’s air monitoring testing at the Peace Bridge, there are anecdotal references worth mentioning. We reported last month several flaws in the Department of Environmental Conservation’s air monitoring program, one of which was the agency concluding that air quality at the Peace […]

Nov
16

Expanded air monitoring at Peace Bridge

Responding to an Investigative Post report, state environmental officials announced Friday they will resume air quality testing near the Peace Bridge. Unlike the last round of testing, the monitoring will include the summer, when pollution levels are higher.

Nov
13

A smell surrounding Peace Bridge air study

State officials proclaimed a month ago that air monitoring results near the Peace Bridge showed no serious pollution problem in the adjacent neighborhood plagued by high asthma rates that studies have linked to bridge traffic. In fact, officials went so far as to declare: “the data suggest that there are no significant differences between air […]

Jul
11

Air pollution linked to lung cancer, heart failure

Air pollution can cause lung cancer and increase the risk of heart failure, according to two studies published Tuesday in The Lancet Journal. The first study found that extended exposure to particulate air pollution commonly called soot can increase the risk of lung cancer even at concentrations below European Union limits, which are stricter than […]

Jun
30

Esmonde: Cuomo the Peace Bridge problem

Buffalo News columnist hits the nail on the head: “The governor didn’t so much ensure progress as threaten it.”

Jun
26

Cuomo’s failed huffing and puffing on Peace Bridge

First Gov. Andrew Cuomo huffed. In October, he had his emissaries tell the Public Bridge Authority he wanted it to turn over control – along with $95 million – to New York State to redevelop the U.S. side of the bridge plaza. When that didn’t work, he puffed. The governor in April had a member […]

Jun
24

Heaney talks Peace Bridge on WBFO

Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney discusses the ongoing political drama regarding the Peace Bridge on “Press Pass.”

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