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January 22, 2006

Bounce this suit

New York Daily News appears to ignore information freely available to them that could quickly and easily correct their 'facts':

Ratner, who owns the Nets basketball team, has been fighting to build a sports arena and 7,300 units of housing on a tract of land that now includes a set of ramshackle structures, some of them contaminated with asbestos. He did the responsible thing by asking the Empire State Development Corp., which is managing the project's environmental review, for permission to remove the asbestos and raze the buildings before they harm anyone. But when the ESDC gave the thumbs-up, the not-in-my-backyard crowd rushed to court, claiming the demolitions are a ploy to advance the arena project before the review is done.

As the Daily News points out, you can e-mail the Daily News editors at voicers@edit.nydailynews.com. Please do.

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Posted by amy at January 22, 2006 10:37 AM