Small businesses would be particularly hard-hit by environmental user fees, Christiansted Retail and Restaurant Association president Linda Booker-James said.
"Something like that would put many of our small businesses in Christiansted out of business, absolutely - no less what it's going to cost individuals," Booker-James
said."The cost of living is going to go up."
Kleeger should have gone a step further by recommending against the wastewater user fees as well, Booker-James
added, because those would not be bearable for small businesses either.