Public hearing held on Lighthouse Project

A public hearing was held Tuesday on the Lighthouse Project, the controversial $4 billion plan to revitalize Nassau Coliseum and the surrounding area.

The hearing at Hofstra University focused on the project?s impact on air quality, water quality and traffic.

John Durso, president of the Long Island Federation of Labor, says the project can be the rebirth of the suburbs. He says the project will provide a huge boost to the economy and create thousands of jobs.

Opponents say they are concerned about traffic issues that the project would create and how it will impact the environment. Some local elected officials also say they?re worried about how the project would condense the population of their communities.

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi says he wants to work to resolve opponents? concerns so the project can go through.

To see interviews from the hearing, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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