The following is quoted from a statement from LCC:
Global Partners, a Fortune 500 Company, has proposed a 4,800 square foot gas station with a fueling canopy half the size of a football field. The construction was due to start August 1 depending on permits and DEC approval. DEC does not recommend site preparation work going beyond December 1 to avoid endangered species impacts. Bald eagles begin nest building in December. Global Partners has stated in their application that their work window is August 1 to January 1 and as such is in conflict.The DEC is also requiring revised drawings for the "hotspot area" (fueling islands) to show how potential spills will be contained.
LCC and community leaders have been advocating for a full environmental impact study which would alert town government and the community to any pending problems. A full environmental impact study is considered to be standard procedure by environmentalists.
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