The New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation will hold a public hearing Monday morning to discuss Plum Island’s future.
The hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Brookhaven Town Hall in Farmingville.
The Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration oversee Plum Island.
The 840-acre island is currently home to the Animal Disease Research Center, run under the DHS, and will be sold to the highest bidder to help offset the cost of building a newer state-of-the-art facility in Kansas.
Despite the federal government’s plans to sell Plum Island to the highest bidder — notably, Donald Trump has expressed interest in it — environmentalists say they believe New York State’s Coastal Zone Management Program could ultimately halt the sale of the island to a private entity.