This week on the Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour, we talk with David Merzig, a municipal lawyer for several upstate towns who has been working on local bans on gas drilling. He is currently crafting a zoning regulation for the Town of Andes that would prevent hydraulic fracturing, and other kinds of heavy industry, from happening within town borders.
Also on the show:
- The New York Department of Environmental Conservation riles opponents of hydraulic fracturing by issuing draft laws to allow drilling across the state.
- Margaretville faces a pricey decision.
- Disaster aid for Ulster County brings relief ... and confusion.
- The DEP is giving $1 million to rebuild communities in the Catskills.
- A Greene County man was killed on Monday while trying to cross a ramp at a rest area.
- NYC's tap water is still pristine.
- Feral pigs are once again menacing the Catskills.
- Reenactors get hitched in an 18th-century-style wedding.
- The O+ Festival swaps healthcare for art in Kingston in just one of This Weekend's many festivals.
- The weekly News Poem and the Perpetual Optimist’s Glass-Half-Full News Corner.
You can listen to today's show below, and past editions of the show by clicking here.