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Suez’s New York Desalination Plant Rejected by State

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 | 0 comments

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 declared: UNITED WATER DIRECTED TO DISCONTINUE PURSUIT OF DESALINATION PLANT: Water Company Told to Explore Other Options for Water Sources.

One senior NYS staffer called the decision "an earthquake."

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This Is What Water Democracy Looks Like!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 | 0 comments

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 more.Share...

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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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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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United Water agrees to $40,000 penalty for improper pesticide use in Lake Deforest Reservoir

Posted by on May 2, 2012 | 1 comment

WEST NYACK — United Water New York has agreed to a civil penalty of $40,000 for improperly applying pesticides to the Lake Deforest Reservoir under the terms of a consent order with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the agency said today. United Water New York owns and operates the reservoir, a major drinking water supply for thousands of Rockland homes and businesses. State Environmental Conservation Law regulates how and when chemicals and pesticides may be applied to the state’s water bodies. The DEC’s pesticide regulations authorize the application of copper...

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Coalition: “Just Say No” on Haverstraw Desalination Plant

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 | 0 comments

The Rockland Water Coalition wants to thank the many Rockland elected officials who reached out to the NY Department of State Division of Coastal Resources this last week, in order to secure a longer public comment period for review of United Water’s application for the Haverstraw Water Supply Project. We are also writing to ask  Rockland County elected officials to take a stand now on the issue of desalination for Rockland County. As you know, the public comment period for the Dept. of State Division of Coastal Resources was extended to April 20, to coincide with the close of the DEC...

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