By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Sep. 25, 2010 - 3:01 pm
The circus that was comedian Stephen Colbert's testimony on migrant workers before Congress this week had an Ulster County connection: Colbert's expertise in migrant issues was earned during a one-day stint of work at Gill Corn Farms in the town of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010 - 5:44 pm
From David Knudsen: Yesterday (June 30th) the Senate finally got around to voting through a temporary reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program through Sept. 30th. So deals that have been stuck in limbo and not able to close due to the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 24, 2010 - 1:03 pm
Greenwire reports via the New York Times that there is discussion behind the scenes in Congress about a possible plan to publicly disclose the proprietary fluids used in hydraulic fracturing: The proposal making the rounds in the House would largely keep... Read more
By Simona David on Monday, Jun. 21, 2010 - 11:37 am
Peg Ellsworth, center, the executive director of the Margaretville-based MARK Project, asked U.S. Representative Scott Murphy a question after his speech in Margaretville on Saturday. Elsworth asked Murphy for funding for the National Housing Trust Fund... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 17, 2010 - 8:42 pm
David Knudsen is spitting mad that Congress neglected to re-up the National Flood Insurance Program this June, which means, he says, that homebuyers in high-risk flood zones are out of luck: Because Congress failed to extend authorization for the program... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 11:33 am
The New York Times continues its excellent "Toxic Waters" series today, with a disturbing revelation: Rulings in recent years by the Supreme Court have left the nation's courts with an increasingly vague definition of which waterways the Clean Water Act... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 12:43 pm
Congressman Maurice Hinchey's bill would fund a study on whether the Hudson Valley should be made part of the national parks system. Here's the OpenCongress page for the bill. The House Natural Resources Committee is voting today on whether to advance H.R... Read more


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