New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Hudson Valley News
7:35 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Riverkeeper Critical Of DEC-DEP Consent Order

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:10 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Riverkeeper Alleges Two Violations Amid Bridge Construction

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An environmental group in the Hudson Valley has put the New York State Thruway Authority on notice concerning two alleged violations during construction of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.  One allegation involves monitoring an endangered fish species.

Westchester County-based Riverkeeper recently filed a notice of intent to sue the state Thruway Authority, Tappan Zee Constructors, and one of the contractors under the Clean Water Act. Here’s Riverkeeper’s Hudson River Program Director Phillip Musegaas.

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Hudson Valley News
4:37 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

DEC, DEP Consent Order On Lower Esopus Goes Into Effect

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A long-awaited agreement between the New York State Department of Environmental and New York City Department of Environmental Protection has been signed.

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Hudson Valley News
8:01 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Real-Time Hudson River Data Is Displayed On Walkway Over The Hudson

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A pedestrian bridge in New York has a new sign unveiled this week featuring real-time data about the Hudson River. Officials say the information will provide some useful facts to visitors while scientists monitor the river’s changing conditions.

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Hudson Valley News
1:21 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Officials In Ulster County Await Finalized Consent Order

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced an agreement with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to reduce the impact of discharges into an Ulster County water body. The consent order awaits the signature of a New York City official before going into effect.

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Hudson Valley News
5:40 am
Thu September 26, 2013

NYS DEC Announces Agreement with NYC DEP On The Lower Esopus

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced an agreement with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to reduce the impact of discharges into an Ulster County creek.  The much anticipated consent order comes amid high tension over watershed issues.

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Hudson Valley News
4:57 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

NY Congressman Comments On Draft Revisions To NYC Water Waiver

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A New York Congressman whose district includes the West-of-the-Hudson New York City watershed is weighing in on draft revisions to the city’s waiver from filtering drinking water. 

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Hudson Valley News
2:41 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

NYS DEC Proposes Reclassification Of Catskills Land

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has a proposal to reclassify forest preserve lands in the Catskill Park, and there’s a public meeting tonight.

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Hudson Valley News
10:09 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

August Is Prime For Bats Getting Inside Homes

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August is generally the busiest month of the year when it comes to bats making their way inside homes. This year, it’s extra busy in one Hudson Valley county, while in another, they’re seeing more residents in need of rabies treatments.

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New York News
1:58 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Environmental Groups Sue NYS DEC Over Dairy Farm Rule

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A coalition of environmental groups is suing the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation over dairy farm regulations intended to boost milk production. The New York Farm Bureau says the groups are going too far.

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