Despite what the politicians say more traffic is not a good thing for anyone's health. Legoland Proposes to bring more cars into the town of Goshen than people who currently live there!
How many cars? So many that not one single road leading to Legoland can handle the anticipated volume of traffic!
Legoland wants to replace a forested Watershed with a 70 + Acre parking lot (after chopping down all of the trees) that will hold 6,000 cars. For comparison purposes that's a little larger than the Galleria Malls parking lot.
We are not doctors but we have listened to health care professionals tell politicians many warnings over the past year about both CPV and Legoland. Legoland has both short term and long term dangers. On January 5th the Town Board of Goshen will allow Legoland and Merlin Entertainments to effectively will RAPE and Pillage the watershed of Goshen by removing 180 acres of forest that is essential for the watershed to function but long-term effects will be as damaging including introducing more cars to a historic town than any of the current roads can handle
. The Air Pollution got so bad at the Windsor UK Legoland they declared an air pollution zone over the road that led to legoland.
There are HUNDREDS of residential houses and a health care facility directly adjacent to where the unethical spot zoning occurred for legoland and all of those people will suffer from decreased air quality, light pollution and noise pollution from the park and the 24 days a year they shoot off fireworks.
Concerned Citizens asked for our health to be considered in the DEIS and SEQRA review process but we were ignored.
Doctors were ignored!
Here is yet another study, this time in JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association), showing that effects of pollution are felt even when within levels that are currently considered acceptable.
Meaning that these standards need to be made more strict.
Between Legolands' deforestation, increase in un-necessary traffic and the CPV Power Plant less than 8 miles away, Goshen's air quality has no where to go but downhill and it will take our health down with it.
Question What is the association between short-term exposure to air pollution below current air quality standards and all-cause mortality?
Finding In a case-crossover study of more than 22 million deaths, each 10-μg/m3 daily increase in fine particulate matter and 10–parts-per-billion daily increase in warm-season ozone exposures were associated with a statistically significant increase of 1.42 and 0.66 deaths per 1 million persons at risk per day, respectively.
Meaning Day-to-day changes in fine particulate matter and ozone exposures were significantly associated with higher risk of all-cause mortality at levels below current air quality standards, suggesting that those standards may need to be reevaluated.