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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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United Water DEIS public hearing on desal attracts hundreds to Haverstraw

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 | 0 comments

Hundreds of Rockland County residents attended the public hearing at Haverstraw Town Hall on Tuesday, March 6 at 2pm and 6pm to listen to and make comments on United Water New York’s proposed desalination plant for Hudson Valley drinking water.  This was the only public hearing scheduled and the room was packed to capacity for both meetings. At the 6pm meeting, the room was filled quickly and about 100 more people filled the lobby and poured into the parking lot because fire codes restricted the total number of people allowed into the room. Both hearings began with a brief presentation...

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250 Show Up to Get Details of Desalination Plant (VIDEO)

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Expense, health, energy, and environmental shortcomings of proposed water plant presented. Click here.

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Tuesday, March 6th: DEC Public Comment Hearing

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 | 0 comments

Two sessions: 2pm & 6pm Location: Haverstraw Town Hall One Rosman Road, Garnerville NY  

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GET THE FACTS! Rockland’s Water
 – Thursday Feb. 23rd, 2012 @ 7 pm

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 | 0 comments

GET THE FACTS! A Public Information Forum: Expert Panelists addressing issues of concern about the desalination plant on the Hudson River, as proposed by United Water for Rockland County’s public water supply. >6:30 pm: Letter-writing session (written comments to the DEC) >7:00 pm: GET THE FACTS! forum begins, followed by Q&A LOCATION: Clarkstown Town Hall 
10 Maple Ave, New City,...

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