The man behind the lawsuit to stop the city from building a waste transfer station in College Point is hoping to tap into the deep pockets of a Queens company that also opposed the project. Ken Paskar, a pilot and long-time aviation activist, said he wants to ally with Tully Environmental Inc., a waste management firm that has a $27 million-a-year contract with the city. Tully has opposed the North Shore Marine Transfer Station because once it is completed in 2013 the company could lose its city contract. Paskar filed a lawsuit in Queens Supreme Court earlier this month to block the transfer station, claiming the garbage there would raise the risk of bird strikes for planes using nearby LaGuardia Airport. “I’m hoping they’ll give me a lot of money,” Paskar said of Tully and his hopes of raising funds for his legal battle against the city. Paskar said he has spoken to a Tully representative but a company spokeswoman noted it has “nothing to do with the lawsuit.” The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Paskar and a yet-to-be incorporated nonprofit group, The Friends of LaGuardia Airport. Paskar said he was not sure how many members are in the group…. Read full this story
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