Monday, January 12, 2009

Courant on artificial turf

The Courant editorializes on artificial turf:

For years, the federal government has tended to dismiss concerns about the health and environmental issues raised by artificial turf. We're hopeful a recently announced joint study involving four Connecticut agencies will bring long-needed focus and light to the subject...

At least 80 municipalities in Connecticut use crumb rubber in their athletic fields. Officials in these towns have legitimate concerns that haven't been addressed by the federal government's facile assurances of safety.


Tim White

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yet we in Cheshire continue to push for it...

Can't wait for the lawsuits to start.

There has to be something wrong with people who still want this before the state completes their study. Let their kids be the ones to play on it first. Let them risk their health.

Breachway said...

They should investigate how we can get 500k for turf when the state is going under. The TC who voted yes for this should be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

The Council could return the money to the State and ask that taxpayer dollars be put to better use; or they could push their turf project through and keep the money for something we don't need while teachers and other town staff and citizens get laid off as the economy continues to go down the toilet.

Anonymous said...

I have a dream...
that Matt Altieri and Mike Ecke will do the right thing :

"In view of the changed economic and fiscal situations of the town and state, we are now recommending that the $500K grant go to more pressing needs than turf."

NAAAAA ... ain't gonna happen!

Anonymous said...

Can't feel sorry for teachers if layoffs are needed. Can't see that they have really cared about the taxpayers. If they want big raises when everyone else is suffering, then they in effect have made the choice for layoffs.