Schumer slams plan to pull Coast Guard team from NYC

The News Leader

February 7, 2010 7:14:20 PM PST
Senator Charles Schumer is urging the Obama administration to scrap its plan to move an elite Coast Guard team out of New York Harbor. The plan is to consolidate Marine Safety And Security Teams from five cities, and then transfer them to Boston as a cost-cutting measure.

The teams are specially trained to patrol waterways and respond to terror threats.

The other cities where the teams are located are Anchorage; Kings Bay, Ga.; New Orleans, and San Francisco.

Schumer says the consolidated unit should be based in New York.