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Sierra Club Applauds Historic Rejection of Constitution Pipeline

April 22, 2016
Contact: Roger Downs (518) 426-9144
(Albany, NY)  On Friday April 22, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) denied the 401 Water Quality Certification for the proposed Constitution Pipeline, permanently blocking this 124-mile pipeline from construction.

True victory at PSC clears way for new drinking water approaches

by Peggy Kurtz and Gale Pisha
Rockland activists won a major victory for the environment on December 17 with the defeat of a massive desalination proposal for the Hudson River.  As soon as the news hit the internet, one of our friends called immediately to ask, “Is this a true victory?”  This was, indeed, a groundbreaking decision by the Public Service Commission!

Letter to the editor: NYC developers likely to pounce on EPF for waterfront pork

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators are likely to propose misspending Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and other funds on environmentally damaging boondoggles in disaster-prone locations in and over the lower Hudson River and other waters in the next few months — unless the Sierra Club mobilizes to prevent this. 


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