On August 22nd, The New York Times published an op-ed piece (page A23) authored by Dr. Rob Young, the esteemed coastal geologist who moderated and co-hosted our August 10th presentation by Cornelia Dean, and who also presented to our community last August. It is an important read for members of all coastal communities, and especially Quogue.
Though the op-ed focuses squarely on the dredging project proposed for Fire Island, the issues raised are nearly identical to those we face in Quogue.
As Dr. Young laments at the end of his piece, “we now favor political expediency over science, and action over a thoughtful evaluation of its long-term consequences.”
After reading Dr. Young’s article, and in consideration of the proposed $15 million dredging project for Quogue, we hope our neighbors will agree with the need for an open, objective and constructive Village-led forum for considering these issues holistically.
We strongly encourage all to read and share this important piece.
Click here to read the entire article.