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Position Statements

Position Statements

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper regularly prepares public comments and position statements on issues that may impact the ecological integrity of our waterways and watershed, which includes public health, public access, and ecosystem impacts. The following are Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s public comments and position statements on key projects and issues:

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Position Statements listed by date below:

Waukesha Diversion

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper submited the following comments to respond to the Regional Body and Compact Council concerning the City of Waukesha’s proposed Water Diversion Application under the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (Compact)....

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Microbead Legislation

New York waters are being polluted with microbeads: tiny plastic beads produced for use as abrasives in cosmetics and personal care products. Across the state, nineteen tons of microbeads are washed down the drain each year and many end up in New York’s waters, where...

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Maid of the Mist

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper tracks projects that will impact the Buffalo and Niagara Rivers, as well as, the Buffalo Niagara watershed. Waterkeeper has reviewed the preliminary plans for the proposed development at the site of the former Shoellkopf 3 Power Plant as...

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Tops Gas Station

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper recently submitted comments to the City of Buffalo Planning Board regarding the proposed gas station at 333 Amherst Street.   In light of the renewed community interest in a healthy, publicly-accessible Scajaquada Creek, the on-going...

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