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2011 Milestones by the Month, July, August, September

Fifth drowning victim of 2011 loses life in Delaware River.

January 3, 2012

JULY 2011
NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) releases updates to draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) regarding gas drilling.

Multi-municipal task force unveils proposed road use agreement for seven Sullivan County towns to protect road integrity against heavy industrial uses.

EPA announces fracking study targeting Northeast PA.
Honesdale Council approves CVS pharmacy project in former DSFI building at Lower Main and Fourth Streets.

Michael Lang, co-creator of legendary Woodstock Music and Arts Festival of 1969, speaks on sustainability at first “Haystock” event to benefit farms.

Proposed expansion of Holbert Quarry in Lackawaxen Township raises concerns among National Park Service, Upper Delaware Council and Lackawaxen citizens group.

Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless to cease operations by month’s end.

Three rabid foxes confirmed in Sullivan County.

Developer Ilwon Kang fails to appear at closing for sports field in Narrowsburg, NY,

National Park Service (NPS) supervisor Sean McGuinness reminds Upper Delaware Council of its role in upholding the River Management Plan.

Northeast Regional Cancer Institute to study health impacts of Marcellus Shale drilling.

PA Fish and Boat Commission announces plan to lease portions of its 43,000 acres of waterways for natural gas exploration.
Milford Township Zoning Board dismisses appeal on proposed crematorium.

Brookings Institute report concludes more people employed in green technology than in industries related to fossil fuels.
Three of five members of Sullivan County Board of Ethics resign following accusations of ethics violations against county lawmakers Leni Binder and Jodi Goodman.

Cornell University study shows short-term tourism gain leads to long-term loss due to damage to a region’s “brand” from impacts of gas drilling.

Lackawaxen Township approves expansion of Holbert Quarry.
PA Marcellus Shale Advisory Committee releases recommendations on gas drilling.


Residents mount campaign to save Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless.

Preparations begin for Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) crossing of Lackawaxen River.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) shuts down illegal tilapia hatchery in the Town of Delaware.

Eldred Central School District struggles with impacts of contingency budget.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes air pollution rules on hydrofracking.