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Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee on “The Capitol Pressroom” (Audio)

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 | 1 comment

Below is an audio extract from “The Capitol Pressroom” on WCNY for March 7, 2012. Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) of Rockland County is angry over an attempt by United Water to use her in its push to build a desalination plant in Haverstraw. http://www.sustainablerockland.org/wp-content/uploads/CapitolPressroom030712.mp3

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United Water Gets Public Rebuke From Jaffee

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 | 0 comments

Hours before a final NYS DEC public hearing about United Water’s plan to build a desalination plant in Haverstraw, the water company received a vehement scolding from New York State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) about misleading ads running in a local newspaper. Calling the ad in Gannett’s Journal News a “shameless attempt” to suggest she is in support of the project, Jaffee says United Water’s ad promoting the project mis-characterized her position. “In United Water’s quest to build support for a Haverstraw desalination plant, they have used my name and my words in a...

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Packed crowd debates United Water plant; foes urge alternatives to treating Hudson water

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 | 0 comments

GARNERVILLE — Opponents and supporters of United Water’s Hudson River water treatment plant gathered for a standing-room-only public hearing at Haverstraw Town Hall on Tuesday. The water company wants to build the plant on part of Haverstraw town’s former landfill site, drawing water from the Hudson. At the plant, the river water would be purified by removing contaminants, salt and minerals. Then water would be disinfected before being delivered to homes and businesses in the area. The public hearing, organized by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, was to receive public...

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Desal mentioned on WABC-AM (Audio)

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 | 0 comments

Excerpt of early morning broadcast on WABC 77 Talk Radio featuring a very brief news story about desalination and the DEIS public hearing. The reporter at WABC was Scott Salotto. Some of you might recognize that name from the old WRKL Rockland radio news. He called to get an overview of the story as well hear about some of our key issues. http://www.sustainablerockland.org/wp-content/uploads/WABC030812.mp3

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Editorial: Rockland residents need more input on desalination plant

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 | 0 comments

Overflow crowds attended two public meetings on United Water’s plan to build a treatment plant that would take water from the Hudson River and send it to Rocklanders’ taps. Many who wanted to share their ideas on the controversial plant were left high and dry — hardly adequate for a proposal affecting so many people. The state Department of Environmental Conservation needs to ensure that Rockland residents have ample time, and opportunity, to share their thoughts on the Haverstraw Water Supply Project. Just one day of meetings, and a written comment period that ends April 20, falls...

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