Friday, May 13, 2005

Letter From a Reader

From reader Mary Campbell Gallagher:

Hats off for your excellent post on ULURP. The head start enjoyed by the paid experts developers retain to do Environmental Impact Statements is nowhere better illustrated that in the Ikea-Red Hook litigation, now in State Supreme Court. As the press release we posted today indicates, the developer's FEIS in that case leaps from unsupported premises to unrelated conclusions, whether about traffic, about impacts on the neighborhood, or about the likely effects of the Ikea project on local retailers. The press release is at on my blog, at

You may also enjoy reading my Newsday op-ed on the big boxes, "Superstores Come With Too High a Price." I summarize the economic research showing that big box stores do not create jobs, they destroy jobs.