Environment | Politics

Onondaga Nation not told of $30M project for sacred lake





The Onondaga Nation has spent years pushing for cleanup at a sacred lake but was surprised when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced a $30 million project there.

Cuomo mentioned the project as part of his budget proposal but didn't offer details. He also didn't tell the tribe.

"No one has reached out to the nation," attorney Joe Heath told The Syracuse Post-Standard.

Local officials who have been told about the project wouldn't comment when asked by the paper.

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Cuomo plan to spend $30M on Onondaga Lake a mystery to those with stake in future (The Syracuse Post-Standard 1/23)
$30 million in NY budget for development at Onondaga Lake (The Syracuse Post-Standard 1/22)