CALL THE GOVERNOR TODAY, BEFORE THIS DECISION IS MADE!
The governor is hearing from powerful lobbyists in Albany.
NOW LET’S MAKE SURE GOVERNOR CUOMO HEARS FROM THE CITIZENS, WHO OVERWHELMINGLY REJECT THIS PROPOSAL.
CALL GOVERNOR CUOMO.
(518) 474-8390 or email email@example.com
Tell him to REJECT United Water’s desalination plant!
Tell him Rockland County rejects:
• a water tax on top of 18% increases in county taxes.
• water drawn 3.5 miles downstream from Indian Point.
• more flooding, increased carbon footprint, impacts on irreplaceable habitat, and greater vulnerability to future storms.
Click here for emails for more elected officials & for information on what to tell them!
Come out Thursday April 18 for Candidate Debate on Rockland’s Future
NYS DEC Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233
Email Christopher Hogan
New York State Department of State
Division of Coastal Resources
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12231
Fax: (518) 473-2464
Email Division of Coastal Resources
Hon. Andrew Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Email Governor Cuomo
Click here for a list of e-mail addresses for Rockland County legislators and other elected officials.
Click here to read letters that have been sent to the DEC, DOS and the Governor. Please refer to these letters when writing your own.
On behalf of the entire Rockland Water Coalition, we want to thank you for all the time you have devoted to this effort. We’re proud of what this coalition has accomplished so far. It has been truly amazing. However, our success lies now in what you will do in the next few days.
To make your comments most effective, please refer to the documents below as closely as possible.
Addresses for your comments are above. Please cc your county and state legislators and town or village supervisor. Ask them to let you know where they stand.
1. DEC comments will be most effective if directed specifically to DEC’s Final Scoping Statement:
2. DOS comments will be most effective if directed specifically to inconsistencies with the Coastal Policies. Below is a cheat sheet of the most relevant coastal policies. The full coastal policies doc is here.
Policy 5 – Encourage the location of development in areas where public services & facilities essential to such development are adequate:
Policy 7 – Significant coastal fish and wildlife habitats will be protected, preserved, and practical, restored so as to maintain their viability as habitats.
Policy 18 – To safeguard the vital economic, social and environmental interests of the state and of its citizens, proposed major actions in the coastal area must give full consideration to those interests, and to the safeguards which the state has established to protect valuable coastal resource areas.
Policy 19 – Protect, maintain, and increase the level and types of access to public water-related recreation resources and facilities.
Policy 40 – Effluent discharged from major steam electric generating and industrial facilities into coastal waters will not be unduly injurious to fish and wildlife and shall conform to state water quality standards.
Policy 44 – Preserve and protect tidal and freshwater wetlands and preserve the benefits derived from these areas.