Public Comments on Desalination Proposal

Elected Officials & Former Elected Officials

Environmental & Other Organizations

  • Citizens’ Campaign for the Environment
  • Environmental Management Council of Rockland County
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
  • Minisceongo Creek Eel Migration Study
  • Orangetown Environmental Committee
  • Preserve Ramapo, Robert Rhodes
  • Riverkeeper (prepared by Pace) – DEC & DOS
  • Rockland AARP letter
  • Rockland RAFT (Rockland Residents Against Flooding Tomorrow) – Bob Dillon
  • Rockland Water Coalition, Joint Comments to DOS
  • Scenic Hudson, Comments to DOS & DEC
  • Scenic Hudson, Riverkeeper, Clearwater – 4/17 Joint Letter
  • Sierra Club, Lower Hudson, Peggy Kurtz
  • Sierra Club, Atlantic Chapter
  • Strawtown Studio
  • SPACE (Stony Point Action Committee for the Environment), Frank Collyer
  • SPACE, George Potanovic, Jr.
  • Sparkill Watershed Alliance, Lawrence Vail

Expert Comment & Members of the Public

  • ECONorthwest, Senior Economist Ed MacMullan
  • HydroQuest and Mid-Hudson Geosciences
  • Dorice Arden
  • Janet Burnet, Executive Director, Ramapo River Watershed Intermunicipal Council
  • Dr. Robert S. Chen
  • Stuart Braman, Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Richard Feminella, P.E., Wastewater Division Manager, Greenwich Ct. & Jessica Levinson, E.I. T
  • Simon Gruber, Environmental Planner & President, Hudson River Watershed Alliance
  • Rachel Hiller
  • Alan Levin
  • KC Chad Mudock, PhD
  • William Stein, P.E.
  • Donald Steinmetz, GIS Director, Highlands Environmental Research Institute
  • Margie Turrin, M.S., Education Coordinator, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Lead Educator, Center for Rivers & Estuaries, Earth Institute of Columbia University
  • Professor Upmanu Lall, Professor of Engineering and Director, Columbia University Water Center
  • Patsy Wooters, Chair, Torne Valley Preservation Association
  • Susan H. Shapiro, Attorney, Board Member Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
  • Deborah Turner, Publisher, Natural Awakenings. Co-Chair, Rockland Sierra Club.
  • Steve White


  • Rockland County Legislature (unanimous resolution for longer public comment period)
  • Ramapo, Stony Point, Upper Nyack, Pomona

Scoping Comments

  • Dr. Klaus Jacob

Letters & Papers

  • RC Legislature – req 50 yr audit of Lake Deforest (2010)
  • Clarkstown – PSC, DEC (2010)
  • Orangetown – PSC (2010)
  • Ellen Jaffee – PSC (2010)
  • Ken Zebrowski – PSC, DEC (2010)
  • Stuart Braman and Simon Gruber, article, “Hurdles to incorporating conservation into long-term water supply planning: A Rockland County NY case study”