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By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 - 11:28 am
IwanowiczAfter firing Pete Grannis, the former head of the Department of Environmental Conservation, last week, Governor David Paterson has a new man for the job: Peter Iwanowicz. According to a press release issued by the governor's office yesterday,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 - 4:45 pm
The Daily Star's Mark Boshnack spoke to two prominent locals involved in the debate over hydrofracking -- one pro, one anti -- who both think Gov. Paterson's recent decision to axe DEC chief Pete Grannis could slow things down. Ron Bishop, a chemistry... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 - 4:25 pm
A slew of environmental groups are rallying to side with Pete Grannis, the erstwhile Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, who was fired abruptly last night. The groups expressed their concern by releasing a press... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 - 10:00 pm
GrannisPete Grannis, the head of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, was abruptly shown the door today by Governor David Paterson. Capitol Confidential has the scoop, and it's a doozy, with juicy inter-agency emails and lots of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 - 11:01 am
It might not sound like a big deal, but today's dedication of the Catskill Interpretive Kiosk in Mt. Tremper is a cause for celebration, because it's a concrete step towards getting a long-desired Catskills Interpretive Center built on the same spot.... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, May. 3, 2010 - 1:03 pm
...really, who can you trust? The Albany Times Union blew the bottom out of Ward B. Stone's reputation yesterday with an article that chronicles the celebrated scientist's dark side: What is less known about the 71-year-old scientist at the state's... Read more
By Aaron Bennett on Friday, Apr. 30, 2010 - 12:48 pm
Normally the month of April, or “mud season,” as it is affectionately known, is relatively quiet in the high peaks region. The ski centers close down, many of the restaurant owners and innkeepers shut their doors for a few weeks to seek out warmer and... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2010 - 11:15 am
Reactions to the DEC's announcement last week are still ricocheting around the watershed. The Daily Freeman published an editorial today that endorsed the new regs, WAMC ran a long radio piece on Monday about the issue, and the directors of Schoharie... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2010 - 12:49 pm
An incisive editorial from the Times Herald-Record about why the DEC's Friday decision to make it tough for gas drilling in NYC's watershed means that drilling elsewhere in New York state is now inevitable: The city, with all its lawyers, money and clout... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 - 5:24 pm
The New York Times story on the DEC's recent announcement on gas drilling, posted this morning, has been beefed up with some more reporting since then. Here's DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis baldly admitting that the DEC's goal was to tread the narrow path... Read more


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