Second Impression

Hi All

My very genuine appreciation to all the people who presented the forum.

My first impression of the Delaware River Basin Forum was the impression of an 800 pound gorilla’s foot into my face. But this is grossly unfair to gorillas.

So my second impression is that of being sat down by the “Space Odessy 2001” computer HAL who explained why I am in the way. Deja Vu all over again; 2001 + 10!


Deja Vu 2001+ 10

So basically the forum said “you’re fracked; so apart from your well being poisoned; IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE your water supply may need to be protected from?”

Sadly it was said from the podium several times “We must develop GAS”. What do watershed people know about fuel policy? It was a sweetheart audience for the most part, only able to “see” giant big dollar facility water consumption downstream.

What was refreshing was the number of people throughout the forum who spoke to real concerns of real (small) people. The Sullivan County session lead the way for speaking the voice of the people. I believe they thought we were quaint.

Our Sullivan County Session distilled some key discussion points:

– Of course private short term profit for war profiteers is not worth destroying the Delaware Watershed.

– Of course we had geat State Water Quality Laws before they were shredded by Dicktator Cheney.

– Of course we cannot protect ourselves from anything ELSE either because we do not know what chemicals are being put into the ground (It’s a secret).

– Of course our elected officials and agency directors should be informed and protecting the water supply of their constituencies.

– Of course many of the above will not help us. Either because they are political mush, or political appointees left over from the previous reigme dedicated to dismantling of regulartory agencies.

Many good people throughout seem alone, vulnerable, defenseless, and helpless. Well we are not.


Delaware River Basin Forum

Delaware River Basin Forum

Sulivan County Community College

March 10 2011

Read this and attend at Sullivan County Community College to get the facts we need to make the decisions we face in the Neversink River Valley

From: Delaware Basin Information <>
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Subject: Fwd: Registration Confirmation: Delaware River Basin Forum

The Delaware River Basin Forum on March 10, 2011. You are registered to attend
the Sullivan County Community College location. Attendance is free.

PARKING: Parking on campus is free. Attendees should park in Lot 1. The Forum
will be held in the Theater.

CHECK-IN: Check-in at the facility begins at 7:45 am on Thursday, March 10, 2011.
The Forum will begin promptly at 8:15am. Anyone registering for continuing
education contact hours (see below) should check in by 8:00 am. Directions,
agendas and additional information are available on the Forum website:

LUNCH: Lunch will not be provided at this location. Coffee, snacks and limited
lunch items will be available at a kiosk outside the theater doors. A greater
selection of food and drink items are available at the cafeteria on the other
side of campus with typical meals costing from $5 to $7 dollars. Participants may
bring their lunches. The forum has lunch-time speakers so there will not be
adequate time to leave campus to get food and participate in all discussions.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS: Contact hours for continuing education for
New York State Drinking Water Operators, New York State Wastewater Treatment
Operators, and New York State Professional Engineers are planned. If you plan to
request contact hours, please register in advance by emailing: or by calling Jane Thapa of the Bureau of Water Supply
Protection, NYSDOH, at (518) 402-7711.

CANCELLATIONS: If you will be unable to attend the Forum, please send an email
to: so that we may give your seat to those on
the waiting list.

NOTE: This event is not affiliated with the proposed natural gas drilling
regulations recently announced by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).
Additional information about the DRBC’s draft natural gas development regulations
can be found on the DRBC website:

See you at the Forum!

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The intent is to retire one of these blogs in favor of the most popular name.