The Haverstraw Desalination Plant - More than Meets the Eye

Haverstraw Desalination Plant - More than Meets the Eye

How is the Haverstraw desalination plant related to the United Nations program of Agenda 21 (known in the United States as "Smart Growth" or "Sustainable Development"?)

United Nations Agenda 21, a global agreement signed by George H Walker Bush, never ratified by the Senate, and implemented by President Clinton through the creation of the President's Council for Sustainable Development in the early 1990s (creating what is known as "soft law") is all about control of land and resources, not about saving the environment, as some claim.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, the former Executive Director of HUD, and one of the original members of the President's Council for Sustainable Development is implementing this UN initiative on the State level under his program called "The New NY".  Governor Cuomo fully supports the building of the Haverstraw desalination plant, even though over 20,000 local citizens are opposing it.

UN Agenda 21 has been implemented since the early 1990s and is a violation of both the 5th and 10th amendments to the US Constitution.  It is being fully implemented in Rockland County and affects private property rights.  Both the Towns of Clarkstown and Orangetown are members of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, the organization responsible for implementing Agenda 21 on a local level, a United Nations organization.  The County of Rockland and all five Towns are implementing this agenda through the creation of their Comprehensive Plan which is costing the taxpayers of Rockland County millions of dollars.

The building of the desalination plant in Haverstraw (in an area that receives 40-50 inches of rain a year) is a perfect example of this.  Desalination plants are usually built in areas that are dry and receive very little rain.

UN Agenda 21 says, Chapter 18.12(j) states:

All States, according to their capacity and available resources, and through bilateral or multilateral cooperation, including the United Nations and other relevant organizations as appropriate, could implement the following activities to improve integrated water resources management: {NOTICE: It says resources "MANAGEMENT"}

... (j) Development of new and alternative sources of water-supply such as seawater desalination, artificial groundwater recharge, use of marginal-quality water, waste-water reuse and water recycling...


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Issy November 25, 2012 at 11:47 PM
ust more scare tactics. Strontium 90 is removed and levels of tritium are so low that even if you drank the water next to the nuclear power plant for a lifetime you would not get a dose any higher than you do from a single MRI or transatlantic flight. All water is recycled as part of the natural process and desalination accelerates this process while removing all of the harmful toxins and exceeding current drinking water levels. In the event of a nuclear leak, toxic waste or hurricane the plant would simply stop until the danger has passed.
John Taggart November 25, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Wast water reuse, ie sewage, is exactly what riverkeeper wanted to be used for drinking. For political reasons, ie people like you they dropped it. Most of what you cite will come out in the filtering. You dont see the lawn chemicals and underground septic going into the resivior but its there. As for the rest its less than nothing compaired to everyday exposures. We reap what we sow. Don't let rivercreapers jackass "patrol" boats and silly pics fool you the river is in great shape, and we need to use it.
Dennis November 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM
Desalination is not new technology and the Hudson River is a vital resource and after visiting the pilot plant I fully support United Waters proposal to build the plant. Dennis W. Hardy-Former Mayor-Village of Piermont
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