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PSC delays desalination decision until after election

by Peggy Kurtz and Gale Pisha

Rockland County has made real progress in fighting the desalination plant proposed by Suez/United Water for irreplaceable habitat in Haverstraw Bay. The Public Service Commission (PSC) postponed a decision on Suez/United Water’s $60.3 million request for a down payment on the massive costs of this proposal until November 30, after the election.

Chapter Adirondack lawsuits moving through courts

by Charles C. Morrison

The Atlantic Chapter has two lawsuits in progress in the Adirondack Park. One concerns “Lot 8,” a 200-acre Forest Preserve parcel in the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area of the Champlain Valley. Readers may recall that this parcel was the subject of an amendment to Article 14 of the State Constitution, the “forever wild” provision, on the ballot last November as Proposal 5. It allowed a private company, NYCO Minerals, Inc. to expand its existing wollastonite mine into this State land.


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