From the time the first big waves started slamming the Lake Ontario shoreline in March, south shore residents have been shouting the same refrain across the water:
The lake is too damned high, and it’s the International Joint Commission’s damned fault, or at the very least it’s somebody’s fault.
It’s difficult to find someone who lives along the Lake Ontario shoreline here who doesn’t espouse some form of this belief — from those dealing with the day-to-day of putting out sandbags and pumping out their basements, first floors and yards, to local government officials who vent their anger in press releases and well-publicized public appearances.
U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, R-Clarence, blamed the flooding on “environmentalists who care more about cattails and beavers than about western New York homeowners.”
Democrat & Chronicle: