The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation held a public hearing Thursday in Rockland County’s Stony Point concerning a proposed pipeline expansion project. More than 40 speakers offered comments in front of a full audience.
Three environmental groups are suing New York State agencies and officials over the planned use of Clean Water Act funds for construction activities surrounding the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.
Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Environmental Advocates of New York Monday filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court in Albany against New York State officials, seeking to ensure that federal Clean Water Act funds will not be used in building the new Tappan Zee Bridge or for future projects. Marc Yaggi is executive director of Waterkeeper Alliance.
There is growing concern in the Hudson Valley about the main water source for Kingston and whether it should be bottled. And today, New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation designated a lead agency for an environmental review process of the proposal. At least one group is disappointed in the decision.
A proposal from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to force the closure of Indian Point during periods of the summer season to cut down on fish kills is the subject of public hearings Tuesday in Westchester County. Both sides say they want to protect the Hudson River, but the methods differ.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that it will reopen a review of an Adirondack management plan to study the feasibility of converting a rail corridor for recreational use.
A task force has come up with recommendations for the city of Kingston, New York on how to develop an action plan to make the city’s waterfront more resilient in the face of future storms.
Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo appointed the Waterfront Flooding Task Force in December 2012 to study and recommend actions in response to severe flooding on the Rondout and Hudson River waterfront from Hurricanes Sandy and Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. He says the following has emerged.
KINGSTON – The consent order between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection that regulates release of turbid water has come under fire by the Hudson Riverkeeper organization.
The consent order, released earlier this month, seeks to regulate turbid discharges of water from the Ashokan Reservoir into the Lower Esopus Creek. But, Riverkeeper Paul Gallay said the document does not go far enough and allows the DEP to continue high volume releases in the short- and long-term.