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Waters of the United States (WOTUS): a comment on the science behind the rule

Aug 2, 2017
Here we comment on and support the science review that accompanied the 2015 WOTUS rule. While this issue has created controversy and confusion, much of what we know about the connectivity of streams and wetlands to downstream waters is well founded in scientific theory and observation. Examples of such connectivity and its impact on our communities here in New York can be readily found. As a neutral broker of information with respect to water resource science and management, the NY Water Resources Institute seeks to inform elected officials and decision makers on issues of state and national importance. This comment is not a policy statement. Rather, it is an invitation to discuss a complex issue with a baseline of common scientific understanding.  Read more

Comments to "Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement."

Nov 1, 2011
Rahm, B.G.; Riha, S.J. 2011. Submitted comments to "Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement." New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Comments to "Draft Natural Gas Development Regulations."

Mar 16, 2011
Rahm, B.G.; Riha, S.J. 2011. Submitted comments to "Draft Natural Gas Development Regulations." Delaware River Basin Commission.

Testimony on on "Hearing on the Continued Examination of Hydraulic Fracturing Including the NYSDEC and DRBC Processes."

Mar 1, 2011
Rahm, B.G. 2011. Testified on "Hearing on the Continued Examination of Hydraulic Fracturing Including the NYSDEC and DRBC Processes." New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection. New York, NY.