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3. St. Lawrence Cement Forum, 2002

Below is information on a forum concerning a proposal by St. Lawrence Cement to build a mega plant in Hudson, NY. It would have polluted the air and water of the East Coast all the way to Maine. The proposal was eventually defeated. This was the first forum in Litchfield County to introduce the subject.

St. Lawrence Cement: Informational Forum:
February 2, 2002, Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village. CT.

Sponsored by: The Berkshire-Litchfield Environmental Council (BLEC), Scenic Hudson, Inc., Friends of Hudson, The Housatonic Valley Association.

Moderators: Starling W. Childs and B. Blake Levitt

Opening Comments: How Do You Judge an Environmental Proposal? B. Blake Levitt, BLEC trustee, medical/science journalist, author, former New York Times writer.

The St. Lawrence Proposal: Beyond a Kneejerk Response: Starling W. Childs, BLEC President; President, EECOS Environmental Consultants; faculty Yale Forestry School.

Overview of the St. Lawrence Cement Proposal, What It Means to the Tri-State Area: Ned Sullivan, President, Scenic Hudson, Inc.; former Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection; and former Deputy Commissioner of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

The Medical Implications: Mitchell L. Gaynor, M.D. Medical Director, Cornell Center for Complimentary and Integrative Medicine; former Director of Medical Oncology, The Strang Cancer Prevention Center.

Not In the Public Interest: Sam Pratt, Executive Director, Friends of Hudson; former columnist, Esquire Magazine.

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