IJC could be sued under Katko, Brindisi proposal

A proposal from Rep. John Katko, (R) NY-24, and Rep. Brindisi, (D) NY-22, would allow property owners along Lake Ontario to sue the International Joint Commission.

That over the damage that was created along the Lake Ontario shoreline between 2017-19.

The two introduced a bill identified as the “IJC Accountability Act,” at a news conference in Oswego on Monday.

“It’s like talking to a brick wall. It is doublespeak. It’s half-justifications for things,” Rep. Katko said of the IJC.

The legislation would end immunity for IJC. Many contend that Plan 2014 played the biggest role in flooding along the lakeshore.


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