In a filing with the EPA, GE says the so-called “Rest of the River” plan is “not a common-sense solution” and violates the terms of the original agreement between the two parties.
A couple miles of river have already been cleaned up. The EPA’s latest plan covers about 10 miles from Pittsfield to Lenox as well as four dams south of there.
Bringing back native plants is only one step in restoring this part of the Housatonic. Tearing down an unnecessary century-old dam is another.
Six communities from Berkshire County have joined forces against General Electric.