Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Let's make a deal

New agreement over Delaware River covers 10 years

Upper Delaware at Big Eddy near Narrowsburg (David Soete, Upper Delaware Council)

Mid-Hudson News

Times Herald-Record

New York City and four states have reached a new 10-year deal over how to control water uses of the Catskill reservoirs and the Delaware River. New York City announced the new agreement on Saturday. The pact includes agreement by the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, the other states which encompass the Delaware River and its water basin. In June, the Flexible Flow Management Plan fell apart after New Jersey refused to approve a one-year extension.


N.C. utility sues over GenX pollution in Cape Fear

WRAL Fayetteville & NC Health News

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority filed a complaint in U.S. District Court last week accusing Chemours of violating the Clean Water Act and several other federal laws by putting a chemical known as GenX into the water. The state Department of Environmental Quality will also conduct two additional tests on two Cumberland County elementary schools and Gray's Creek High School, which gets water from the Public Works Commission.


Funding, education boost for Chesapeake Bay

Lancaster Online & Nasdaq

The Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund has awarded 16 projects in Pennsylvania $5.8 million in grant funding to protect the bay. The projects will leverage matching funds of $10.4 million, amounting to a $16.2 million boost to conservation, federal and state officials said. Meanwhile, the Stroud Water Research Center and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are partnering to expand Chesapeake Bay watershed education for K-12 students.