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Looming Threat to Clean Water Legislation

Looming Threat to Clean Water Legislation

A Statement Released by Buffalo Riverkeepers

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Over the last month there has been the passage of two significant pieces of legislation that will have direct impacts on Western New York’s water resources.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed HR 2018, the so-called Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011, by a vote of 239-184. Much of our community called or sent notes to our Representatives asking them to oppose this bill. Our local representatives did just that. If passed in the Senate, this bill would allow state agencies to override EPA decisions on pollution permits for riverside factories, the treatment of sewage waste, and the handling of dredging materials.

Higgins Calls for Stop to Plan that Siphons Water from Great Lakes

Higgins Calls for Stop to Plan that Siphons Water from Great Lakes

NY Congressman Asks Ohio Governor to Veto Legislation

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, sent a letter urging Ohio Governor John Kasich to veto legislation in his state that would allow businesses to remove 5 million gallons of water a day from Lake Erie

Krull Park Beach Reopened

Krull Park Beach Reopened

The Niagara County Department of Health has rescinded a beach advisory at Krull Park beach.

Water quality is once again suitable for recreational swimming

According to recent surveillance sampling conducted on July 6, 2011, by the Niagara County Department of Health at Krull Park beach in Olcott, New York has determined that the water is suitable for swimming. The Niagara County Department of Health will continue to monitor water quality closely and will immediately notify the public of any problems associated with water quality.

Additional information is posted on the Niagara County web site at www.niagaracounty.com
Questions regarding this advisory should be directed to Ronald Gwozdek, P.E. at 716-439-7452.

Pakistan: A New Perspective (3D)

Pakistan: A New Perspective (3D)


*Click the links in bold below for a 3D experience of Pakistan*

“Let us trust each other,” roared the Governor-general designate and added; “Let us judge by results, not by theories. With the help of every section –I see that every class is represented in this huge gathering –let us work in double shift if necessary to make the Sovereign State of Pakistan really happy, really united and really powerful.” 

-  Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Speech at a Dinner Party given by the late Mr. Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah at the Karachi Club on 9th August, 1947.

Independence: All Men Are Created Equal?

Independence:  All Men Are Created Equal?

Righteous:  acting in accord with divine or moral law.

Rightful:  having a just or legally established claim.

© Merriam Webster 2011

 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

- Preamble, The United States Declaration of Independence, 1776 

 

Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is a celebration [and federal holiday] in the United States to recognize the Declaration of Independence of 1776.  A statement adopted by the Continental Congress declaring that thirteen American colonies [then at war with Great Britain], were now independent states, no longer a part of the British Empire.

Where 2 Fish: Bass Moving Into Lake, Looking For Summer Homes

Where 2 Fish:  Bass Moving Into Lake, Looking For Summer Homes

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

  • Water temp: 68 degrees
  • Smallmouth bass: The action is staying steady in the Buffalo Harbor.  Lots of fish are still up on the shallow flats.  The weeds are starting to get taller and thicker every day.  Try working the edges of the weeds with a tube jig. Most Smallmouth Bass are completing their spawning and are moving into the lake, looking for their summer homes.

Assemblyman Gabryszak Celebrates 50th Anniversary of New York Power Project

Assemblyman Gabryszak Celebrates 50th Anniversary of New York Power Project

Assemblyman Dennis H. Gabryszak (D-Cheektowaga) participated in the 50th Anniversary Ceremony for the Niagara Power Project today in Lewiston, New York at the Power Vista.

"For the past 50 years, NYPA and the Power Project have been instrumental with job creation as well as economic development in our community," Assemblyman Gabryszak said. "I look forward to NYPA being a driving force in Western New York economy for years to come."

Over the past three years,$109.4 million in power has been provided to area projects. More than 31,000 local jobs were created due to hydropower harnessed by the Niagara Power Project.