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Letter: Grass-roots activism stopped desalination plant

November 20, 2014


November 18, 2014

Op/Ed by Eric Weltman

Re ” PSC listens to Rockland on water treatment plant,” Nov. 14 editorial: The Public Service Commission’s decision to halt United Water’s controversial desalination plant is a tremendous victory for ratepayers, the community, and the environment.

And it wouldn’t have been won without the tenacious grassroots activism of the Rockland Water Coalition. This volunteer-led group packed public hearings, organized forums and rallies, and delivered thousands of petitions, challenging this costly, wasteful and unnecessary project.

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