At a press conference this morning in Sleepy Hollow, former Gov. George Pataki praised Westchester County for efforts to clean up Long Island Sound undertaken in recent years, citing the project as one of Rob Astorino’s key environmental accomplishments.

However, Astorino has been consistently critical of that very program in the past, pointing out repeatedly that it was his predecessor Andy Spano who undertook the project and criticizing New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson for supporting it.

“Rob can’t have it both ways,” said Bramson campaign spokesman Barry Caro. “He can’t accept credit for a project he didn’t support and actively criticized. Trying to do so only highlights just how thin his environmental record actually is. Westchester does need real environmental leadership on safe drinking water, on climate change, and on transit planning, and Rob Astorino hasn’t provided that leadership.”


At a press conference today, former Gov. George Pataki praised Rob Astorino for Westchester County’s efforts to improve sewage treatment along Long Island Sound. [Video, shot on 9/20/2013, LINK]

Rob Astorino has criticized this project In his 2011 County Budget message, and criticized Noam Bramson for supporting it in a television attack ad and in a statement from his campaign last month. [The Journal News, “Astorino campaign will continue airing campaign ads filled with untruths on Bramson’s tax record,” 8/30/13, LINK]