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Glatz asks U.S. senators to push on Homeland Security

by TSchmitt
Wed, Jun 29th 2011 09:28 am

Niagara County manager Jeff Glatz unveiled a letter Tuesday he sent to New York's senators asking for the reversal of decision to divert funding for homeland security from Western New York and the area's international border crossings.

Sent to Schumer and Gillibrand two weeks ago, the letter details County concerns with a decision by federal Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to withhold more than $5 million spent annually on safety issues in Western New York

In his letter, Glatz reminded the senators that the Erie/Niagara region has been classified as a 'high risk' region since 2003. Also, Glatz noted that the area is still the home of a major electrical generation plan, has one of the highest concentrations of chemical storage facilities in the nation and gets 13 million tourists a year to the falls.


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