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A high-stakes battle between Western New York counties

Orleans County is suing the IDA of Genesee County in an effort to stop construction of a sewage transmission pipeline.

BATAVIA, N.Y. — In an unusual move, one Western New York county has sued a neighboring county’s industrial development agency in an effort to stop a key component a major economic development project.

Orleans County filed a complaint Monday in state Supreme Court against the Genesee County Economic Development Center, seeking an injunction to stop the construction of a wastewater pipeline that will service the Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park, known as STAMP.

The Genesee County EDC “started construction without having all their ducks in a row and did so at their own risk,” Jennifer Persico, an attorney representing Orleans County, wrote in the lawsuit. “This behavior is entirely consistent with their actions throughout this entire process.”  Officials from the Genesee County EDC did not respond to a request for comment from Investigative Post.

You can read the full story on Investigative Post's website.

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