New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today pledged to sue the federal government if it doesn’t commit in 30 days to conducting a full environmental review of proposed regulations that would allow natural gas drilling – including the potentially harmful "fracking" technique – in the Delaware River Basin. Read more
"Latest Trends in Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Leases, Royalties & Production" webinar, 1-2pm, breeze.psu.edu/pscems/ for Penn State user ID; to register: breeze.psu.edu/pscems. 570/296-3400, ext. 1445.
While development in the Catskills is often controversial, a new report from the Open Space Institute (OSI) says there is room for substantial development in the region without causing negative impacts to the environment. Read more
A beautiful vessel holding water from Buttermilk Falls in New York’s Catskill Mountains will be borne by five women on a 90-mile trek beginning at the Neversink Reservoir near Liberty, NY and concluding at Salt Springs State Park in Susquehanna County, PA. The women will walk 15 miles daily to accomplish their mission to raise awareness of the sacredness of the water and the land upon which life depends. Read more
DVAA calls for video & audio works for June exhibition in Narrowsburg. Must be rec'd by 4/29. Submission form: ArtsAllianceSite.org or 845/252-7576.
Ages 12-15 may register birds at Fur, Fin & Feather Sport Shop (Livingston Manor), 7am-1:30pm, free for Sullivan County Long Beards NYS Chapter Extreme Jakes (others may purchase membership ($10) at weigh-in station). 845/439-3738.
On-site outdoor painting & sketching throughout the region through 10/13, Thurs., 10am-3pm, free. 570/775-6896.
Weekend of simultaneous house parties (Sat.) & open house benefitting DVAA's "Arts Alive Drive' (Sun.), 11am-1pm, $15 brunch. 845/252-7576.
A memo leaked on March 30 seemed pretty clear. Notices of violation (NOV) could not be issued by gas drilling inspectors without first getting approval from headquarters. Read more