Posts by Rockland Water Coalition

This Is What Water Democracy Looks Like!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 | 1 comment

This Is What Water Democracy Looks Like! A quiet little sustainability experiment is showing astonishing results, here in New York’s iconic Hudson River Valley. Communities are flexing their muscles and taking control of their drinking water supplies — instead of just letting outside interests call the shots on how to manage local water resources… Click here for...

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Suez’s New York Desalination Plant Rejected by State

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 | 1 comment

Bloomberg News story by Jim Polson Nov 13, 2014 3:01 PM ET For more, click HERE. SUEZ/UNITED WATER TOLD TO SHELVE DESAL PLANS! ​In November, Rockland g​rassroots environmental activists accomplished the impossible, stopping Suez, a multi-national corporation with plans for treating Hudson River water for Rockland County’s drinking water. After years of very hard work by citizens, elected officials, and environmental groups, on November 13 a proposal for an exorbitant and environmentally harmful desalination plant was rejected by the New York State Public Service Commission, which...

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Plan for a Desalination Plant Is Halted by New York State Officials

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 | 0 comments

NY Times Story By JOSEPH BERGER NOV. 13, 2014 For more, click here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/nyregion/plan-for-a-desalination-plant-is-halted-by-new-york-state-officials.html?_r=0

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Amram, Chapin & Wall Say “No!” to Desal!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 | 0 comments

Fabulous Fall Fundraiser – House Party for Water! September 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM COME OUT TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE ROCKLAND WATER COALITION ON YOUR BEHALF! Great performances, great people, great food! David Amram Tom Chapin Jeremy Wall David Amram, Tom Chapin and Jeremy Wall, our guest artists, will entertain and rile you with great live music! They are master musicians as well as true humanitarians stepping up to the plate for Rockland. Please step up to the plate for them! For more on David, Tom and Jeremy and to buy your tickets, please visit...

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UNITED WATER WANTS TO CHARGE ROCKLAND RESIDENTS $56.8 MILLION FOR THEIR COSTS FOR DESALINATION.

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 | 0 comments

UNITED WATER WANTS TO CHARGE ROCKLAND RESIDENTS $56.8 MILLION FOR THEIR COSTS FOR DESALINATION. That’s before a shovel in the ground and without purchase of the property! This $56.8 million includes UW costs for lobbyists and a non-stop barrage of advertising for years. Click here for Our Town’s article & editorial on UW’s attempt to charge you for these costs! United Water Files Second Rate Request Within Weeks United Water wants to charge us $56.8 million for desalination even before approval. Rockland is about to pay one of the highest water rates in the...

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