Lawsuit: Suffolk misused funds earmarked for water protection

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit again Suffolk

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit again Suffolk County today, claiming the country illegally misused funds. (March 10, 2014 6:31 PM)

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Suffolk County, claiming the county illegally misused funds to balance its budget at the expense of the local drinking water.

The suit says the county took $33 million in funds from an environmental sales tax that were earmarked for water protection, and instead used the money to plug the county's budget deficit. Critics say the move was illegal.

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