The Times reports today on the "slow boil" over water issues now playing out between Upstate communities and New York City. Ulster County, for example, has been pissed at the City for years. The county says that it's unfairly had to endure "development bans, flooded basements and ruined crops" just to protect NYC's water supply.
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Delaware County also approved a resolution demanding reparations from the City and Albany. The claim is that hydrofracking restrictions -- intended to protect NYC's water supply -- prevent the county's residents from making money off their own land.
But complaints have come a crux lately, as Catskills and Delaware River-area residents said that the City's water managers were wrong in dumping turbid water into locals' favorite creek. One local official, according to the Times, even compared the city's policies to "an occupying nation." More »