Alec Baldwin Fights to Preserve East Hampton Water Source

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The affluent neighborhood is home to celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, Mick Jagger and Madonna

Alec Baldwin is fighting to preserve an aquifer that serves one of Long Island's most affluent neighborhoods.

Baldwin is among the outspoken signatories of a letter aimed at preserving the Stony Hill aquifer outside the Amagansett village neighborhood in East Hampton, which is home to celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, Mick Jagger and Madonna.

"The entire community and the undersigned in particular, are very concerned that continued development of land sitting on the Stony Hill aquifer could compromise the sole source of drinking water for the residents of East Hampton," the letter reads.

The aquifer's current landowner made a deal with the town to conserve the property, but a loophole in the contract allows a previous landowner to have right of first refusal in the event of a sale. The previous landowner wants to buy and develop the property. Baldwin, New York Assemblyman Steve Englebright and a group of local environmental organizations are appealing to the former landowner to honor the agreement to conserve the area.

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