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It’s the same old story: business growth vs. the environment. At least that’s recent media portrayal, as the NY Department of Environmental Conservation considers a proposal to change dairy regulations. It’s been widely...
New York's DEC announced new rules this week for reselling large-mouth bass to consumers. It used to be only licensed hatcheries could sell the fish for food. Now a fish marketer can buy the fish from a hatchery and sell (dead) to...
(NOTE: This update includes corrected information.) Joe Martens has been approved by the full NYS Senate, confirmed as DEC commissioner. This from the Associated Press: Martens, former head of the Open Space Institute, had been working as the...
All too often, journalists describing the Adirondack Park and its clumsy internal negotiations produce stories that are pretty polarized. There are narratives out there that portray the Park and the various state agencies who manage it as roughly on...
New York’s DEC says a new regulation is in effect, banning the feeding of black bears. This will affect both people who intentionally feed bears, and folks who leave garbage in areas that might attract the Yogi types. ...
News stories tagged with "dec"
Aug 23, 2002 — Rain showers on Thursday brought relief to firefighters across the Adirondacks. But with more sunny weather in the forecast, drought conditions are expected to continue into the fall. As Brian Mann reports, state forest rangers worry that the current rash of fires could worsen dramatically in the weeks ahead. Go to full article
Aug 23, 2002 — Brian Mann talks with Joseph Kennedy, a New York state forest ranger, about the science--and the dangers--of wildfires. More than twenty blazes are now burning across the region. Go to full article
Jul 30, 2002 — A team of New York state firefighters is due home today, from Wyoming. A second twenty-person crew has arrived in Oregon and is battling blazes in the Williamette National Forest. As Brian Mann reports, the team is working in a part of the country where thousands have been evacuated from their homes. Go to full article
Jul 25, 2002 — New York's Department of Environmental Conservation will spend three hundred thousand dollars on "stewardship" projects in the Adirondack Park. Part of the money will go to rebuild trails in the High Peaks. But the new spending will also help state officials draft the blueprints that guide public use of the forest preserve. As Brian Mann reports, the push to create dozens of new plans has bogged down. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jul 19, 2002 — Whitewater rafting and concerns about its impact on fish life in the Upper Hudson River dominated the Department of Environmental Conservation's first public meeting on the next five-year management plan for the Hudson River Gorge. Katy O'Dell has more. Go to full article
Jul 16, 2002 — More than twelve thousand boats are registered on Lake Champlain, most of them using 2-stroke outboard engines. Environmental officials in New York and Vermont say those engines are noisy and inefficient, dumping as much as a third of their gas and oil directly into the water. The states are teaming up with the EPA and industry groups to phase out 2-stroke engines. But as Brian Mann reports, the effort is meeting resistance from some dealers: Go to full article
Apr 01, 2002 — When the Adirondack Park Agency was created, in the early 1970s, the act called for creation of dozens of unit management plans. The plans were meant to be detailed blueprints, shaping recreation and environmental protection in the Park's state forests. But in the decades since, few of those plans have been created. A $12-million initiative launched two years ago was meant to fill in the blanks. But as Brian Mann reports, there are worries that the planning process is behind schedule and facing some tough debates. Go to full article
Sep 10, 2001 — A pro-environment group is criticizing a plan by two state agencies to fix environmental damage in a Wild Forest area of the western Adirondacks. The damage was caused when the Department of Environmental Conservation did maintenance work on an old logging road. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Aug 21, 2001 — There's another delay for the Chatham Chipboard plant slated for the st. Lawrence county town of Lisbon. DEC spokesman Stephen Litwiler says Chatham Forest Products withdrew its environmental permit last Thursday. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article