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Reporter’s Notebook: Lack of transparency around Bills stadium

In the coming weeks, Erie County officials are poised to allow the future Buffalo Bills’ stadium effectively to skip New York State’s environmental review law.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In the coming weeks, Erie County officials are poised to allow the future Buffalo Bills’ stadium effectively to skip New York State’s environmental review law. Activists and experts say doing so results in a lack of transparency and little consideration for the environment. 

The deal’s major players — Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the Buffalo Bills organization — would not offer further details. Their silence fits a pattern of stonewalling. Investigative Post has successfully sued Erie County and New York State to obtain public records before, and continues to be met with little communication.

Community groups have called for more transparency from Poloncarz and New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul. Still, the state and county refuse to answer basic questions.    You can read the full story on Investigative Post's website.

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