Lee Zeldin supports decision to halt Fire Island replenishment project
Nothing to see here.
That’s what New York Rep. Lee Zeldin told The Post after news that a critical Fire Island beach-replenishment project would be halted so the crew could respond to an “emergency” near Mar-a-Lago.
“I am actually thrilled with the Army Corps of Engineers. They’re doing an outstanding job. Their priorities are in the right place,” Zeldin told The Post while attending the Conservative Political Action Conference last week. “If you ask me for what my opinion is, it’s only praise and gratitude. I thank them for what they’re doing .”
But, it turns out, the situation near Mar-a-Lago might not have been an actual emergency.
An Army Corps document distributed to local leaders in New York described the Palm Beach situation as an “emergency,” however, an Army Corps spokesperson admitted to The Post the matter down south was nothing urgent. The rep also insisted the close proximity to President Trump’s “southern White House” was just a coincidence.
Zeldin, whose district includes Fire Island, is a close ally of the president and has been known to party with the billionaire at his Palm Beach resort. The congressman insisted the projects in his district at the Point O’ Woods and Ocean Bay Park neighborhoods would still be completed by their original June 19 contract date.
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