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2011 Milestones by the Month: October, November, December

Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) adds “Monitoring for Natural Gas Development” program to water quality initiatives.


January 3, 2012

OCTOBER 2011

Pinchot Institute for Conservation awards $175,000 in Common Waters Fund grants to two dozen regional landowners to implement practices that protect water quality.

Albany rescinds policy change allowing drivers to “self certify” that their vision is adequate to operate a motor vehicle.

Ecologist/author Sandra Steingraber announces her intent to dedicate $100,000 Heinz Award to fight hydrofracking.

Scott Perry named Deputy Secretary for Oil and Gas by PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) adds “Monitoring for Natural Gas Development” program to water quality initiatives.

Town of Tusten residents show support for zoning update that would ban gas drilling.

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance celebrates 35 years.

Sullivan County schools increase focus on banishing bullying.
Wayne County Grown launches to connect farmers, food and community.

Pike County Conservation District concerned about slow restoration of TGP’s 300 Line Project.

PPL chooses route for new powerline in Northeast PA.
Occupy Wall Street movement receives growing local support with activities in Monticello, NY and Honesdale, PA.

Special Protection Waters pioneer, Dick Albert memorialized with new NPS water lab dedication.

Sullivan legislators vote to strengthen their disclosure rules.
Third inmate in 2011 found hanged in Sullivan County jail.
Town of Cochecton, NY appoints zoning committee to advise about hydrofracking.

Lackawaxen Township, PA receives $250,000 for solar system panels.

Private well survey and database planned in PA.
Congressman Maurice Hinchey asks Federal Housing Finance Agency and NY DEC to examine mortgage rules as they relate to gas drilling and leases.

“Women of Wisdom” discuss civil disobedience, past and present, at Tusten branch of Western Sullivan Public Library.
Ground is broken for new Pike County Public Library.

NOVEMBER

Wayne County explores switchgrass alternative energy crop on county property.

PA DEP seeks use of natural gas well brines on secondary roads.
Town of Tusten zoning re-write committee recommends drilling ban.

“Journeys,” a movie honoring Pike County attorney, Sidney L. Krawitz, set to film in Milford.

Eldred Central School District identifies increasing budget cuts.

Developer Ilwon Kang backs away from deal to buy Narrowsburg and Delaware Valley schools.

Catskill Brewery for high-end craft beers destined for Livingston Manor.