We Don’t Need More Life-Crushing Steel and Concrete

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: April 13

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: New York, NY

Publisher: The New York Times Company

Author(s): Paul Greenberg , Carl Safina

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The long-term needs of ecosystems should come before our knee-jerk expectations about infrastructure.

We were driving through Long Island’s sprawling road system in a borrowed electric car when we heard the news about President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure package. All around us, the bric-a-brac of a fast-vanishing age littered the landscape. Gas stations, dead malls, extra lanes now emptied of shoppers and commuters. And as we took in all this ugliness, we worried about an ugliness to come. One that might lay still another life-crushing steel and concrete layer over the green and blue natural systems we hold dear.

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