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A report released last week by the Department of Homeland Security outlining alternatives to selling Plum Island to the highest bidder has come under criticism from environmental groups.

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09/12/15 2:01pm
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The preservation of Plum Island will depend in large part on support from community members who oppose the federal government’s plans to sell it to the highest bidder, said Chris Cryder, special projects coordinator of the bi-coastal conservation group Save the Sound. READ

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An aerial view of Plum Island. (Credit: file photo)

An aerial view of Plum Island. (Credit: file photo)

Local environmentalists will present a “virtual tour” of Plum Island and go over the latest efforts to protect it at “Preserving Plum Island for Future Generations,” which takes place this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Public Library in Greenport. (more…)

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 Plum Island (Credit: file)

Plum Island. (Credit: Times/Review, file)

An advocacy group is threatening a lawsuit against two federal agencies in the latest attempt to halt the public sale of Plum Island, claiming officials have failed to protect endangered species inhabiting the isle.

Connecticut Fund for the Environment, along with the Long Island version Save the Sound, issued notice Monday to the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration — the two agencies that oversee the island — of an intent to sue under violation of the Endangered Species Act.

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