BX lawmaker changes stance on filtration plant slated for Van Cortlandt Park

Assemblyman and senatorial candidate Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) has done a complete 180 announcing that he is now against building a water filtration plant in Van Cortlandt Park.

Until recently, Klein supported the filtration plant and even voted to give up acres of parkland for the project. Now he says he is against it and claims it has nothing to do with his run for Senate.

Activist Margaret Groake is one person who is standing behind Klein's change of heart. She hopes other politicians reconsider their stance on the filtration plant.

Meantime, Klein's opposition in the race for the Senate is Assemblyman Stephen Kauffman (D-Bronx). He remains in favor of having the plant built in the Bronx, staying in line with the mayor who is endorsing him.

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