Environmental group blasts Tappan Zee plan

A top environmental group is blasting the scaled-down plans for replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Riverkeeper says not adding mass transit to the bridge plan will make an already bad situation even worse.

"If you're gonna spend billions of dollars in public money, you really have to be addressing the problems of what the transportation system will look like decades from now," says Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay.

An 11-page letter to the New York State Highway Department written on Riverkeeper's behalf outlines its concerns, including the lack of rail service on the new span, which would cut down on pollution.

Efforts to reach the state Department of Transportation, which is overseeing the project, were unsuccessful.

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