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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. 

Testimony on "Lessons Learned: EPA's Investigations of Hydraulic Fracturing." US House of Representatives

Jul 24, 2013

Rahm, B.G. 2013. Testified on "Lessons Learned: EPA's Investigations of Hydraulic Fracturing." US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Energy Joint Hearing. Washington, D.C.

NYSWRI report is referenced by U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (NY)

Feb 29, 2012

NYSWRI report "A perspective on the USEPA study of Pavillion, Wyoming - Relevance and lessons for NY" is referenced by U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (NY) during the USHR16 Appropriations Committee meeting.

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.