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For immediate release:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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Matt Wallach, Program Coordinator, (914) 358-9840, (516) 816-1718 (mobile), mwallach@citizenscampaign.org

ENVIRONMENTALISTS CALL ON ROCKLAND COUNTY LEGISLATURE TO CRAFT A COMPREHENSIVE WATER POLICY

Environmental Group to unveil petitions for sustainable water management plan


The Environmental Committee of the Rockland County Legislature will discuss water policy for Rockland County on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 6:00pm. Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) will be there to unveil thousands of petition signatures demonstrating overwhelming public support for the County to develop a sustainable water management plan.

Rockland County is currently struggling with a plan for shaping its clean water future. United Water, a subsidiary of Suez Environment, is proposing to meet long term drinking water needs by building a desalination plant on the shores of Haverstraw Bay. It is critical to understand the ramifications caused by a new desalination plant, as well as thoughtfully consider low-cost, safer alternatives.

Rockland County ratepayers can avoid the cost and environmental impacts from an unnecessary desalination plant by adopting a strong water management plan that encourages sustainable management of local water resources.

Opportunity to film and photograph petition banners in support of sustainable water management plan. CCE program coordinator Matt Wallach will be available for interviews.


WHO: Rockland County Board of Legislators Environmental Committee

WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 6:00 PM

WHERE: Allison-Parris Office Building - 11 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY.

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Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) empowers communities and advocates solutions for our shared environment and public health and is supported by over 80,000 members throughout New York State and Connecticut. www.citizenscampaign.org

updated by mwallach  5/9/11