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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 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
Aug 07, 2001 — The fire danger is high--the DEC has suspended all burning permits in several counties, and there have been fires in the Adirondacks. Martha Foley talks with a ranger about what's happening as the dry spell intensifies. Go to full article
Aug 01, 2001 — The regional head of the DEC was in Canton last night and faced questions about air quality permits for a planned chipboard plant in Lisbon. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jun 05, 2001 — Environmentalists scored a victory in a fight against a chipboard manufacturing plant proposed for St. Lawrence County. A State Supreme Court judge vacated the DEC's premit for the plant. Martha Foley reports Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Mar 06, 2001 — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has a new commissioner. Erin Crotty was appointed Monday by Governor George Pataki. She'll replace John Cahill, who has been named as Pataki's senior policy advisor. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 26, 2001 — The Department of Environmental Conservation is pushing hard to finish a series of "unit management plans." These are documents that will shape the use of state lands in the Adirondacks for years to come. As part of the process, the DEC is holding public meetings outside the Park, in places like Long Island and New York City. Brian Mann traveled to a session last night in Albany. He found that people who visit the Adirondacks are deeply divided over how the park should be used--much like the people who live in the region. Go to full article
Jan 15, 2001 — Last year, the region was shocked by an avalanche that killed a skier in the Adirondack back country. It was a wakeup call—for skiers and the Department of Environmental Conservation's rangers. This year, rangers are hoping an education program and heightened awareness of the potential for dangerous avalanches will keep the public safe. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jan 08, 2001 — The Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Agency will hold a joint public hearing today to give the public a chance to express concerns about a proposed gravel mine in the Town of Brighton, in Franklin County. The mine is to be located on a 129-acre parcel near Jones Hill, and would require permits from both regulatory agencies. There's been much local concern about the planned mine, with the APA receiving nearly 65 letters from area residents about the potential impacts on local wildlife, the watershed, and the tourism industry. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article