Did Senator Schmuck Schumer cause the U.S. Airways Crash?How's that non-lethal, environmentally friendly solution for controlling New York City's Canada Geese working out for you?
Friday, January 16, 2009
Did an Earmark Bring Down the US Airways Flight [Greg Pollowitz]
Question for Senator Schumer: How's that non-lethal, environmentally friendly solution for controlling New York City's Canada Geese working out for you?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22, 2004
SCHUMER:$200,000 FOR "GEESEPEACE" SOLUTION TO CANADA GEESE PROBLEM PASSES CONGRESS
Geese overpopulation is a major health hazard to local residents and the environment
Federal funds will go towards "Geesepeace" program for New York that uses humane methods to stop Canadian geese from ruining parks and fields....
...This issue came up in 2004 when Geesepeace was trying to save a flock of geese from Riker's Island (in the flight path of Laguardia) rather than have the geese killed:
In this time of trouble in faraway places, the man-versus-fowl struggle brewing on Rikers Island may seem trivial. But its implications are dire for a certain flock.
On one side are geese, slender-necked and given to relieving themselves liberally, who like where they are living, a stone's throw away from La Guardia Airport. On the other is a worried band of federal officials who believe the geese are too close to planes carrying millions of passengers in and out of one of the nation's busiest airports.
Full article with link to legislation at above link.