OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE


         
  September/October
2015

A TALE OF TWO WATERSHEDS

INCOMPREHENSIBLE, UNWARRANTED, UNJUSTIFIED AND BAD DECISIONMAKING

 
  May/August
2015

Comments by the Community Watersheds on the Clean Water Rule

Our Safety, Health and Lives Being Sold Out to Spectra Energy

Are We on the Brink of an Energy Revolution? Can Solar Energy Replace Fossil Fuels?

Comments by the Community Watersheds Clean Water Coalition, Inc. on the Clean Water Rule: Definition of "Waters of the United States"

 
  March/April
2015

Under Attack
The Natural Fiber of our Lives

Southeast - Wrong Turn At the Crossroads

FERC Approval of Spectra AIM Pipeline
Poses Serious Health and Safety Risks

 
  January/February
2015

In Memoriam David Ferguson, Vice President

An Unexpected Beginning to 2015

When Democracy Works

 
  November/December
2014

A Year of Stretching The Boundaries

Preparing to Oppose a Fracking Frenzy
in New York State

Help Us Stop This Dangerous Natural Gas Project!

A Tumultuous Action Packed Year

 
  Sepetember/October
2014

Algonquin (AIM) gas pipeline, compressor stations,
metering & regulating stations expansion update

Why is the EPA Eviscerating the Clean Water Act

 
  May/June
2014

The Not-So-Hidden Purpose of the 2014
New York State Energy Plan

2014 CWCWC Annual Meeting

Croton Water Filtration Plant Ten Years Later
Filtration For The Croton – A Travesty And
Boondoggle 4

 
  March/April
2014

Moving Another Chair On the Deck of the Titanic

Update on proposed Algonquin (Gas)
Incremental Market (AIM) project

Preliminary Critical Comments on the 2014
Draft New York State Energy Plan

13 Renewable Energy Breakthroughs of 2013

 
  November 2013/
February 2014

Potable Water Connects, Commingles, Cleanses,
Complements, Ceremonial, Copious but – Not Ceaseless

2013 – CWCWC Officially Extended Water Protection to
All of New York State

Town of Southeast At The ‘Crossroads’

Spectra Energy’s proposed Algonquin pipeline project

Dollars Over Sense:
The Myth of Energy Independence Part III

 
  September/October
2013

PROPOSED WATER WITHDRAWALS
BY THE RAVENSWOOD ELECTRICITY
GENERATING STATION...

CWCWC Comments Submitted to DEC
re the Proposed Water Withdrawals...

The Proposed Highgate –Woodlands
Development in North Salem, NY

 
  July/August
2013
Indian Point Update
Retirement Pending Radioactive

Supplement:
Waste in NY Landfills TPP-Trading in Our Sovereignty:
Fast-Track to a Train Wreck (Supplement)
 
  May/June
2013

The Myth of Energy Independence, Part II
Can We Produce the Food and Energy We Need Without
Trashing Our Planet?

 
  March/April
2013
How We Can Reduce Our Reliance on Fossil Fuels and Promote Renewable Energy
Dollars Over Sense: The Myth of Energy Independence, Part I
 
  January/February
2013
Proposed Regulations for High
Volume Hydraulic Fracturing
James Bacon Testimony
Update On The Spectra Pipeline
Introduction
 
  November/December
2012

Clean Water Essentials
Our County - Our Future?
Last Call at the Oasis
2012 – One More Year Combating Fracking From Coming to NYS
A Fractured Year
CWCWC Welcomes Three DynamicNew Member Groups

 

  September/October
2012
Fracking Endangers Water
Continuation of My Response to David Brooks
Global Climate Change
 
  July/Agust
2012
Lethal Fracking Threats
Heat Waves and Climate Change
Continuation of My Response to David
Brooks’ New York Times Column
 
  May/June
2012
How We Can Actualize New York State’s
Potential for Renewable Energy
 
  March/April
2012
Shale Gas – The Bridge to Global Warming?  
  January/February
20112
PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR
HIGH VOLUME HYDRAULIC FRACTURING
 
  November/December
2011
A TumultousYear In Review  
  September/October
2011

The End Of New York State As We Know It?

Powering the Midwest Economy
with Clean Energy

Shocker: Power demand from
US homes is falling

 
 

July/August
2011

The Successful Outcome of CWCWC's
Lawsuit to Ban Fracking in NY State Forests

Marian Rose Honored

Prioritizing Energy Conservation Measures

NYS Hydrofracking and Water
Withdrawal Update

 
  May/June
2011

CWCWC Sues the NYS Department of
Environmental Conservation

Why Rain Water Water Harvesting?

 
  March/April
2011

Climate Action Plan Interim Report

Nine things I learned by shadowing

A home-energy inspector 9

Hitting Close to Home
Gas Pad Fire in Avella, PA

 
  January/February
2011

UNION PLACE
Hamlet of Mahopac, Carmel, NY

Sustainable Farming through Natural Use of Land

Buried Secrets

 
  November/December
2010

A Year of Change

A Big New ''Play'' for CWCWC

The Nature of the Beast

Wrapping Up a Fracked 2010

 
  Septemebr/October
2010

Water, Water Everywhere An Update From
the Westchester County Board of Legislators

Comments on the Scoping Materials for Initial
Design of EPA Research Study on Potential
Relationships Between Hydraulic Fracturing
and Drinking Water Resources

 
 
July/August
2010

Concerned Citizens Against
Hydraulic Fracturing

NYC water is an anomaly

Learn About Renewable Energy

 
  May/June
2010

A Brief Introduction to "Fracking"

Earthday 2010 - CWCWC Style


Get PDF
 
  March/April
2010

Institute Federal Stormwater Regulation

Natural Gas Drilling Could
Contaminate Local Drinking Water

Can We Have Both Economic
Development and Conservation page 11

 
  January/February
2010

Executive Order #25 and the Streamlining of SEQR

Highlights of the Gala Annual Meeting at Purchase
Friends Meeting House

Proposal to Drill for Natural Gas in New York State's
Marcellus Shale Gets a Cold Reception by Agencies
and the Public

Water News National

Water News International

 
  November/December
2009

WrapUp 2009

Overview from The County

Where The Country Begins page 4

The Year In Review page 9 Looking back on 2009 page 10

 
  September/October
2009

CWCWC Comments on the 2009 Draft NYS Energy Plan 8/21/2009

A tall drink of water:
Congress primes pump for conservation program in Northeast

More Gas Contamination Affects Pennsylvania Residents
An International Water Perspective: Water in Crisis

 
July/August
2009

Meandering through the Clean Water Restoration Act of 2009

Progress Report on CWCWC's Forest Protection Legislation

May/June
2009

DEP Annual Water Rate Hearing

NYS Assembly hearing on Water Affordabiliy

CWCWC & QCC Launch NYC Water Rates Campaign

Water News

March/April
2009
NYS Ground and Surface Water
Extraction, Contamination and Legislation

Progress Report on CWCWC’s Campaign
to Protect Forests

The Bedford Environmental Summit
January 31st, 2009
January/February
2009

TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS (TMDLs)
THE HEART OF THE MATTER

CWCWC comments on the application for a Special Permit for Patterson Crossing

November/December
2008
Year In Review
September/October
2008

An Inexplicable Omission in Drinking Water and Air Quality Protection

Westchester County Taking Lead On Septic Management

Peach Lake Stormwater Report

July/August
2008
ARE YOU DRINKING YOUR NEIGHBOR’S SEWAGE?
May/June
2008

On Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water et al

Support the Clean Water Restoration Act (H.R.2421/S.1870)

Peach Lake Update

March/April
2008

IMPACT FEES IMPLEMENTATION

FLY FISHING IN THE CROTON WATERSHED

         
 
January/February
2008

PEACH LAKE SEWER PROCESS –
LEAD AGENCY DESIGNATION, SEQRA, ADVERSE IMPACTS, DESIGN, FUNDING, PETITION

 
 
 
 
November/December
2007

THE DEVIL'S IN THE DETAILS
DEC's Abandonment of Water Quality Protection in the Croton Watershed

OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION - FALLEN FROM GRACE?

Peach Lake Sewer Project

 
 
 

September/October
2007

WATER, TAXES AND THE CROTON WATERSHED

 
 

July/August
2007

WATER, THE LAW AND THE CROTON WATERSHED

 
 

May/June
2007

NYC WATER RATES SOAR AS OUTRAGED
RESIDENTS STRUGGLE TO PAY:

Demand DEP Accountability and Investment
in Better Watershed Protection

 
 

March/April
2007

KENT MANOR HARMS THE CROTON WATERSHED


January/February
2007

From Your New President

  • Update on Granite Pointe
    by Olga Shamraj, PhD. CWCWC board member
  • Executive Director’s Report
    by Oreon Sandler
  • Yorktown Purchases Land for Open Space
    by Paul Moskowitz, CWCWC board member

November/December
2006

Looking Back Over 2006
This last issue of our newsletter for 2006 is devoted to an oveview of CWCWC’S activities in the Croton Watershed. These are described by various of our directors, each representing a different member group

  • A Memorable Year for CWCWC
    by Marian H. Rose - Sierra Club
  • Parks Are Becoming Expendable
    by Fay Muir - Clean Water for the Bronx
  • Everybody Wants A Piece of the $50M Pie
    by Oreon Sandler - Acting Executive Director CWCWC
  • A Full Moon Rises Over The New Croton Reservoir
    by Carl Schwartz - NYC Friends of Clearwater
  • Putting Out Brush Fires
    By Steve Kaplan - Clearwater
  • Report from Yorktown
    By Paul Moskowitz
  • Putnam County:
    A Case Study in Big Development Swindle
    by Ann Fanizzi - Putnam County Coalition to Preserve Open Space
  • We Have Three Problems at Peach Lake
    By Suzannah Glidden - Hands Across the Border

September/October
2006
  • Lessons about Grassroots Activism from the History of the Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition

July/August
2006
  • THE SELLING OF THE CROTON WATERSHED
    How "multi-barrier" protection is vanishing before the onslaught of development
  • DOES YORKTOWN REALLY NEED TO EXPAND ITS
    SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT

May/June
2006
  • OVER OUR HEADS IN DEP DEBT ESCALATING WATER
    AND SEWER RATES AND WHY ATTENTION NEEDS TO
    BE PAID

March/April
2006
  • An End and a Beginning Does A Sewage Diversion Victory Guarantee Safe Drinking Water?
  • The New Sword of Damocles Inflow and Infiltration
  • THE DONE DEAL ON DAFFy WATER TREATMENT

January/February
2006
  • The Degradation of Our Croton Reservoirs
    and How We Can Prevent It
  • How the Phase II Storm Water Regulations For Small MS4s
    Can Help Croton Watershed Towns Achieve Their TMDLs

November/December
2005
  • A Community Fights Back
  • An Eight-Year Battle Ends In Defeat

September/October
2005
  • PUTNAM COUNTY SELF- DESTRUCTS
  • Politics and Pollution
    at Peach Lake:
    The Pricing Out of Long-term Residents

July/August
2005
  • Is What’s Best for the Politicians Also Best for the
    Drinking Water for 9 Million New Yorkers?

May/June
2005
  • NEW YORK CITY WATER BOARD
    RAISES WATER RATES 3% FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006
    JUST THE BEGINNING FOR NYC RATEPAYERS
  • Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition
    Warns NYC Water Board of
    Ratepayers Being Overcharged
  • Comments for the Manhattan Water Board Hearing
    By Marian Rose, CWCWC President
    May 4, 2005
  • Comments for the Bronx Water Board Hearing
    By Fay Muir, Clean Water For The Bronx
    May 4, 2005

March/April
2005
  • New York City Water Board Raises Water Rates:
    Just the Beginning for NYC Ratepayers.
  • CWCWC Water Board Press Release.
  • Water Board Budget Overview and Comments
    from Marian Rose, PhD and Fay Muir.

March/April
2005
  • CWCWC's Lawsuit Against DEP: A Very Brief Explanatory Guide
  • A Mini "Gates" Airs a Major Grievance

January/February
2005
  • 2004 Annual Wrapups from the Board of Directors.
  • New "Opinions and Perspectives from Around Our Watershed" Page.
  • Photos from the 2004 Annual Meeting.

November/December 2004
  • CWCWC Calls for IMMEDIATE STUDY of the use of Membrane Filtration for the Croton System – CWCWC Position Paper on the Need to Examine the Use of Membrane Technology to Treat the Waters of the Croton System.

September/October
2004
  • Westchester Land Trust's Land Acquisition Programs Aid Watershed Protection.
  • DEP's Plan Puts New York City's Water Supply in Danger!

July/August
2004
  • CWCWC's Midsummer Updates -- Catch Up on the Coalition's Involvements in Putnam and Westchester Counties and in New York City.
Issue #21May/June
2004
  • One Specific Opportunity for You to Help Protect Our Watershed --
    Get Involved.
  • With the Editing/Production of Valuable Video Footage Chronicling
    the Fight for the Croton!
  • A Management Plan for the Croton Watershed -- An Overview.

March/April
2004
  • A Plan to Protect the Croton Watershed -- Now.
  • Bronx Hearing on the DEP’s proposed Chemical Treatment/Filtration Plant for Croton water is Reduced to a Screaming Match.

January/February
2004
  • Mayor Bloomberg Needs to Hear the Opposition's Voice Regarding
    the DEP’s proposed Chemical Treatment/Filtration of the Croton!
  • A Needless Argument About Siting an Unneeded (DEP Proposed) Chemical Treatment/Filtration Plant.
  • A Close Look at Our Water's Infrastructure.

November/December
2003
  • 2003 Gets A Review From Experts in the Field.

October/November
2003
  • NO, Mayor Bloomberg, The DEP’s Proposed Croton Filtration Plant
    is Not a Done Deal!
  • Learn About SEQRA/CEQR in One Quick Read.
Issue #16
August/September
2003
  • A Challenge to New York City Officials and Concerned Residents.

May/June
2003
  • Strange Science -- DEP's proposed Mosholu Plan Reveals Woeful Inadequacies.
  • Say What? -- DEP's 2002 Annual Report on Croton Reveals
    Excellent Water.

March/April
2003
  • Healthy Streams, Unhealthy Streams -- and how to Tell
    the Difference.
  • The Extraordinary Resiliency of the Croton Watershed.

January/February
2003
  • Putnam County -- an eye-opening account of what Putnam County faces today.

November/December
2002
  • 2002 Recap -- CWCWC Recounts the Highlights and Successes
    of the Year!

September/October
2002
  • A Ground-Breaking Radio Program: WBAI-FM's Eco-Logic.
  • Teaming up with CWCWC: Hudson Basin River Watch, Hudson
    River Water-Quality Monitors.

July/August
2002
  • Critical Resource Waters -- Find Out About this Powerhouse Organization.
  • The Future Face of Volunteer Action.

May/June
2002
  • Explore the Great Swamp -- Critical Water Source and Home to Abundant Life!
  • News and Notes -- Expansions, New Developments, and Galley Systems.


March/April
2002
  • Shouldn't the Need for Clean Water Supercede the FAA's Unstated Agenda?
  • The Kensico Reservoir and its Nemesis, FAA Expansion...
  • NYC DEP's Chemical Treatment/Filtration Plant Site Proposal
    is Greeted by a Bronx Cheer.

January/February
2002
  • Retrospective 2001: Catch Up on the Hot Watershed Battles,
    Issues and Insights.

November/December
2001
  • Are Crisis Management and a Political Leadership Vacuum
    One and the Same?
  • John Keane of Trout Unlimited and the Stormwater-Runoff
    Crisis Facing the Croton Watershed.
  • Reducing Pollution -- Marc Yaggi of Riverkeeper Spotlights
    the Post-Stormwater Regulations Future.

September/October
2001
  • Our Water Needs and the Importance of Hallock's Mill, Yorktown's Wastewater Treatment Plant.

July/August
2001
  • Preservation Efforts for Putnam County's Historic Property, Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tilly Foster.
  • Citizens for Equal Environmental Protection (CEEP) Fight for Environmental Justice in the Sewage Diversion Issue.

May/June
2001
  • The Riverdale Press Publishes CWCWC's Alternatives to Filtration.

March/April
2001
  • Alienation Must be Declared Says NYS Court of Appeals
    -- a Major Victory that will Force DEP to Rethink Proposed Filtration.
  • CWCWC Presents Letter to the EPA Regarding Renegotiation of the Consent Decree.
  • What the Press is Reporting about the Future of the DEP’s Proposed Chemical Treatment/Filtration Plant.

January/February
2001
  • The Case Against the DEP’s Proposed Chemical Treatment/Filtration
    of the Croton -- Three Definitive Arguments.
  • Extensive Trout Unlimited Pollution Study Demands Attention.
 
 
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