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By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 15, 2010 - 10:04 am
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection held three meetings this week on a proposed 10-year extension of their watershed land-buying program. At a meeting on Monday in Delaware County, one of the city's main targets for buying land over... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jul. 10, 2010 - 2:00 pm
We're sure the NYC DEP is very anxious for the public in their upstate watershed to be well-informed about what's going on with important local watershed issues, like their controversial land acquisition program. That's probably why they put out a press... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jul. 10, 2010 - 12:45 pm
A tour group gets a close-up look at a manure storage barn, on a Watershed Agricultural Council bus tour of farms in the New York City watershed. On June 3, a few dozen curious people boarded a chartered bus in Delhi, donned plastic booties, and set out... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 18, 2010 - 9:48 am
On the DEP's website, as of June 1: A 400-plus page Draft Environmental Impact Statement outlining proposed plans to extend New York City's program of land acquisition in its upstate watershed for another ten years. (Sorry we missed it. It might help if... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2010 - 1:42 pm
With a price tag of $4.75 million, that's an average of just over $4,200 an acre. From yesterday's DEP press release: The group of properties purchased includes parcels in Greene, Ulster, Putnam, Westchester, and Delaware counties. The acquisition of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 14, 2010 - 11:26 pm
Stymied by conflicting state laws on drug disposal, hospitals and nursing homes in the New York City watershed are stockpiling a growing stash of narcotics that they have no legal way to get rid of. In January, an investigation by Attorney General Andrew... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, May. 27, 2010 - 1:04 pm
The Times Herald-Record documents that rarest of events: an apology from the New York City DEP to an upstate town. "We forgot about Wawarsing," Paul Rush said at a meeting with homeowners and local lawmakers. "We should have been more connected. We should... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2010 - 12:33 am
Herman Gottfried, a lawyer who fought New York City on behalf of residents of the drowned towns that now lie beneath the waters of the Pepacton and Cannonsville reservoirs, died on April 24 at the age of 99. Local historian Diane Galusha (author of Liquid... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 - 4:24 pm
The DEC's announcement that it will make gas drilling in NYC's watershed extremely difficult drew a statement from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg this afternoon: The portions of the Marcellus Shale where the City’s watershed lies must be treated differently... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 - 12:50 pm
The DEC's announcement that their road map for gas drilling in New York State doesn't apply to New York City's watershed caught us by surprise. (See our ongoing coverage here.) Looks like they called a bunch of beat reporters to break the story:... Read more


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