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Rockland County Gets Long-Awaited Victory on Desalination Plant


After nearly a decade of fighting an ill-concieved desalination plant on the Hudson River, Rockland County communities can finally claim a victory. United Water’s proposed desalination plant, which would have made the Hudson River the primary drinking source for Rockland County, has been put on hold. The proposal faced massive opposition from residents, businesses, citizens […]

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New York’s 2013 Legislative Session


A quick wrap-up of what happened in New York this year during legislative session: Victories included a ban on shark fin sales, mercury thermostat collection program, buy local food procurement, and a $19 million increase in the Environmental Protection fund. Shark Fin Sale Ban – Even though shark finning is illegal in New York, you […]

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Talking Crap: What the Sewage Pollution Right-to-Know Bill Means for NY


On Thursday, August 9, Governor Cuomo signed the Sewage Pollution Right-to-Know Act into law, ensuring that the public has access to information about sewage overflows so the public can avoid recreating in contaminated water. At the exact moment this bill was being signed in Albany, residents of Rockland and Westchester were watching 3.4 million gallons of raw […]

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