M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

ARCHIVES OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND POLICY

Finding Aid for the
RENSSELAER COUNTY GREENS
RECORDS, 1998-2004
(APAP-192)

Rensselaer County Greens sprawl alert, undated
Rensselaer County Greens Sprawl Alert by Eric Daillie, undated, Series 4: Other Projects
For reference queries contact Grenander Department Reference staff

Finding Aid Compiled by
Orson Kingsley
June 2006

The arrangement and description of this collection was made possible through a New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program Arrangement and Description Grant.



 
 
 
 
 
 

M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
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VOLUME: 6.96 cubic ft., 11 Videocassette Tapes, 32 Audiocassette Tapes, and approximately ___ MB of electronic records

ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by Eric Daillie of the Rensselaer County Greens in February 2005.

ACCESS: Access to this record group is unrestricted.

COPYRIGHT: The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative History

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

Box and Folder List:


Rensselaer County Greens
Administrative History

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The Rensselaer County Greens was founded in January 1999. The organization’s purpose is to strengthen the Rensselaer County community through the preservation of significant historical landmarks and through the encouragement of environmental-friendly procedures. The grassroots approach is designed to have the voice of every individual citizen interested in the community heard, with their involvement dictating how their community is run. No matter gender, race, age, or class, the RCG strives for the equal treatment for members of the Rensselaer community.

Since its inception, the organization has worked to save, protect, and dissuade Rensselaer County from accepting proposals that will compromise the environmental and living standards of the community. The RCG was a founding member of Historic Action Network. In RCG’s first year of existence the organization successfully prevented a microchip semiconductor plant from being built in North Greenbush, NY. Behind one of the party’s spokesmen, Eric Daillie, the Greens used community pressure to stop this microchip plant, known as Chip Fab, from being built. The environmental destruction and physical health issues that RCG believed would result led to their involvement in the issue.

In a more controversial and time-consuming case, the RCG spent the years 2000-2004 attempting to keep Besicorp out of Rensselaer. Besicorp-Empire Development Company, LLC, or BEDCO, wanted to build a $680 million state-of-the-art facility in Rensselaer in 2000. Besicorp planned to team up with Empire State Newsprint, LLC to create a recycled news clipping manufacturing facility and a cogeneration power facility. The desire to make the Hudson River waterfront aesthetically pleasing, protect the citizens from harmful pollutants, and to clean up the toxic by-products of the previous company, BASF, was the motivation for the RCG members to keep this new business out of Rensselaer. However, re-industrialization took precedence and both the power plant and the papermill received the necessary state permits to build. As of 2006, Besicorp has not constructed either facility.

The RCG has also been involved in many smaller projects during its existence. Preserving woodlands and farmland from being destroyed for the construction of highways, and the sprawl that would result, was an issue when the idea of an Interstate 90 connector was planned in East Greenbush. The preservation of historic landmarks is another issue RCG has been involved with including saving the Freihofer Building in Lansingburgh from being demolished and replaced by a drug store chain. Other initiatives undertaken by RCG are also documented in the organization’s records.


Rensselaer County Greens
Scope & Content Note

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The records of the Rensselaer County Greens (RCG) contain relevant information behind its efforts to protect the Rensselaer County community from the destruction of environment and historical landmarks. The records consist of applications, permits, court material, environmental statistics and research, news clippings, visual information, rulings, and audiovisuals. The main focus of the records is RCG’s conflict with Besicorp and the factory the company planned to construct in Rensselaer.

The records were donated to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives by member, Eric Daillie. Many of the papers are records he personally created or collected, including correspondence, speeches, and political information he composed. The records came in boxes that were for the most part organized. Much of the information was already in folders and binders. The original order of the records in the collection was largely maintained with a few exceptions.

The records lack comprehensive information about the membership of RCG other than Eric Daillie. The strength of the records lies in documenting how the organization viewed individuals and other organizations who held opposing views.

Several collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives provide further information on the environmental issues of concern to the Rensselaer County Greens. For a complete list of related collections see the subject guide for Conservation and the Environment. Of particular interest are the records of Tom Blandy (APAP-133), Jeanne Casatelli (APAP-150), and the Environmental Clearinghouse, Inc. (ECOS) (APAP-180).


Rensselaer County Greens
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Besicorp-Empire Development Company, LLC, 1999-2004, 5.33 cubic ft., Arranged by topic.

The multiple issues that Rensselaer County Greens (RCG) raised with this company can be seen in the diversity of the records in this series. Environmental issues were the primary priority with information pertaining to water pollution, air pollution, traffic congestion, previous contaminants in the ground where the new site was to be built, and the noise and smell that would be given off by the plant documented in the records. Application and permit material make up a major component of the series while background statistics and material directly from the court proceedings account for another large section of the series. The environmental concerns and research files were created to be used by RCG, and as a result the majority of the information in the series documents RCG’s claims against Besicorp. The pros and cons of what Besicorp could mean for Rensselaer and what it could do to influence the lifestyles of Rensselaer’s citizens is documented in the various newspaper stories on the topic. RCG handouts give a clear statement of why the organization was fighting against the newly planned plant.

Series 2: BASF, 2000-2003, undated, .7 cubic ft., Arranged by topic.

This series contains information on the history of BASF back to its corporate roots in Germany. The history of the dye industry in Rensselaer traced back to 1868 is also available. This series also includes statistics of the BASF brownfield in Rensselaer, information on BASF’s response to RCG’s claims, the history of the BASF’s landfill, and the land investigation that took place.

Series 3: Chip Fab, 1998-2004, undated, .6 cubic ft., Arranged by topic.

The Chip Fab series compares the positives and negatives of this semiconductor plant. Information on the employment and revenue impacts versus the pollution potential, health hazards, and industry instability is scattered throughout the series. Other semiconductor manufacturers in New York and their statistics are available here as well. Health hazards such as high employee cancer risks, and water pollution and usage cause microchip plants to be dangerous. A geometrical report and a water supply study are each located in folders in the series. Local news clippings show how the community rallied against the Chip Fab project and prevented it from being constructed despite the influence of politicians who wanted the company to be built in North Greenbush.

Series 4: Other Projects, 2000-2004, .33 cubic ft., Arranged by topic.

This series contains information about other projects undertaken by the Rensselaer County Greens (RCG). A proposed I-90 connector in the town of North Greenbush was opposed by the Rensselaer County Greens and community opposition to the proposed project was organized. (They believed it was unnecessary and was not worth the destruction of woodlands and the sprawl that would result.) Other information on urban sprawl shows how proposed tax legislation would cause surrounding farmland and country to be quickly inhabited.

In 1913, Freihofer purchased a building constructed in 1896 in Lansingburgh, NY. The Freihofer building became a community fixture. In 2000, the drugstore chain Eckerd’s planned on demolishing the building to replace it with one of its box design store fronts. The RCG intervened, and eventually the building was saved from demolition. The news clippings and handouts in the series depict this. It remains a historic site on the Hudson River.

In 2002, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute began spending a quarter of a billion dollars on new buildings on its campus, becoming known as the RPI Expansion Project. The project became a sore spot for the RCG. Six houses built in the 1800s that were still structurally sound were to be destroyed to make room for the construction. RCG believed the area would also suffer aesthetically and traffic would become a bigger issue. This RCG project is documented in a report by the RCG in the series.

A “Report to the Community” located in the toxic spraying folder explains the RCG’s opposition to spraying chemicals of unknown health risks in the community to prevent West Nile Virus. The question of whether the chemicals or virus posed more of a threat was an issue. News clippings and RCG handouts depict the efforts many of the members of the Troy community were willing to go to to prevent potentially harmful chemicals from being randomly sprayed throughout the city.

Series 5: Audiovisuals, 1999-2003, 11 Videocassette Tapes, 32 Audiocassette Tapes, Arranged alphabetically.

The moving images in this series are visual documentation of the projects and issues of interest to the Rensselaer County Greens. The series includes commercial and non-commercial films documenting public hearings dealing with Besicorp and community meetings dealing with Troy’s waterfront. The VHS about BASF titled “Locked Out!” is based on the company’s so-called attack on workers and the environment at their company located in Louisiana.


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Series 1: Besicorp-Empire Development Company, LLC, 1999-2004

Box 1
Folder

1. Application Material, “Empire State Newsprint Project, Article X Preliminary Scoping Statement & SEQR Draft Scoping Document,” January 2000
2. Application Material, “State of New York Department of Public Service,” December 12, 2000
3. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Table of Contents and Appendix, December 2001; this Material is Available on Electronic Format
4. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Sections 1,2,3, December 2001; Sections 1-21 is Available on Electronic Format
5. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Section 4, December 2001
6. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Section 5, December 2001
7. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Sections 6,7, December 2001
8. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Sections 8,9, December 2001
9. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Section 10, Appendix J, December 2001
10. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Design and Visual Modifications relating to Section 10, 2001-2003
11. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Maps of Visual Resources (Relating to Section 10), 2001-2002
12. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Sections 11,12, December 2001
13. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Sections 13,14, December 2001
14. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Sections 15,16, December 2001
15. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Sections 17,18, December 2001
16. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Sections 19,20, December 2001
17. Application Material, “Article X, Empire State Newsprint Project,” Section 21 and a memo on transportation, December 2001
18. Application Material, “Draft Post-Remediation Construction Plan, Empire State Newsprint Projects,” October 2002, and “Article X Issues of Sierra Club Hudson Mohawk Group,” 2002
19. Application Material, “New York State board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment,” October 23, 2002
20. Application Material, “Young, Sommer…LLC,” about applications for special permits, January 2003
21. Application Material, “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,” “NYSDEC,” and “Department of Health,” 2003
22. Joint Settlement Material, “Joint Settlement Agreement,” June 2003
23. Joint Settlement Material, Table of Contents and Cover for Joint Application for Permit, April 25, 2003
24. Joint Settlement Material, Exhibit 3 to the Joint Settlement Agreement, “Joint Application for Permit,” April 25, 2003
25. Joint Settlement Material, “Environmental Questionnaire,” April 25, 2003
26. Joint Settlement Material, “Joint Proposal on State and Local Law Issues,” (list of exhibits in back), June 18, 2003
27. Joint Settlement Material, “BS&K,” overview of material, July 18, 2003
28. Joint Agreement Material, “Federal Consistency Assessment Form,” April 25, 2003
29. Joint Agreement Material, “Appendix A,” April 2003
30. Joint Agreement Material, “Appendix B-D,” B-C undated, D, 2001
31. Joint Agreement Material, “Appendix E,” April 2003
32. Joint Agreement Material, “Appendix F,” April 2003
33. Joint Agreement Material, “Appendix G,” October 2002
34. Joint Agreement Material, Related to Appendix G, “Historic Architectural Evaluation, Appendix 1,” 2001
35. Joint Agreement Material, Related to Appendix G, “Photos, Appendix 2,” undated
36. Joint Agreement Material, Related to Appendix G, “Correspondence, Appendix 3,” 2001-2003
37. Joint Agreement Material, “Appendix H,” May 24, 2002
38. Joint Agreement Material, “Appendix I,” April 2003, “Appendix J,” undated
39. Joint Agreement Material, “Appendix K-L,” undated
40. Joint Agreement Material, “Appendix M-N,” undated
41. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, “Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement,” 2 Volumes; This Material can be Found on Electronic Format. Exhibits 1-3 have no content. Exhibit 4, “NYSDEC Draft Permits and Fact Sheet Narratives,” May 2002
42. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibit 4 continued, “Air Pollution Control Permit,” undated
43. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibit 4 continued, “Permit,” undated

Box 2
Folder

1. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibit 5, “Letter, Virginia C. Robbins, Bond, Schoeneck & King, to Christopher Hogan, NYSDEC BEDCO comments on Draft PSD Permit,” July 19, 2002
2. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibit 6, “BEDCO Responses to Sierra Club,” August 16, 2002
3. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibit 7, “Air Quality Impact Assessment,” April 28, 2003
4. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibits 8-11, May 28, 2003; December 19, December 9, and August 16, 2002
5. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibit 12, “BEDCO Responses to NYSDPS Staff Interrogatories,” August 19, 2002
6. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibits 13-15, April 2003, June 2003, May 2003
7. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibits 16-18, October 25, 2002; September 16, 2002; April 2003
8. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibit 19, “Letter and Attachments, Kevin M. Bernstein to Judges Brilling and Garlick, Traffic Submission,” September 19, 2002
9. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibits 22, 23, 23a, 24, April 2, 2003; May 28, 2003; May 15, 2003; November 19, 2002
10. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibits 25, 25a, November 12, 2002; December 16, 2002
11. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibits 26-30, June 2003; undated; July 22, 2002; February 24, 2003; undated
12. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibit 31, “Analysis of Alternatives Pursuant to Section 106…for Demolition of Buildings 75, 87, and 88 at the BASF Facility,” October 2002
13. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibits 32-36, October 23, 2002; February 13, 2003; March 13, 2003; March 28, 2003; April 9, 2003
14. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibit 37, “BEDCO Responses to Interrogations,” June 28, 2002
15. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibit 37 continued, June 28, 2002
16. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibit 38, “RC/Greens Responses to BEDCO Interrogatories,” September 19, 2002
17. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibit 39, “Revised Preliminary Landscape Plan,” December 19, 2002
18. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibits 40-43, November 8, 2002; December 2, 2002; April 2003; April 2003
19. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibits 44-45, September 19, 2002; undated
20. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibits 46-47, February 6, 2003; June 2, 2003
21. Exhibits to the Joint Settlement Agreement, Exhibits 100-106, August 2002
22. Visual Resources, undated; Electronic Format dated September 22, 2003, “BEDCO Response to RCG”
23. Evidentiary Hearing, Vol. 1, p. 1226-1400, September 17, 2003
24. Evidentiary Hearing, Vol. 1, p. 1401-1587, September 17, 2003
25. Evidentiary Hearing, Vol. 2, p. 1588-1800, September 19, 2003
26. Evidentiary Hearing, Vol. 2, p. 1801-1980, September 19, 2003
27. Evidentiary Hearing, Vol. 3, p. 2688-2800, September 26, 2003
28. Evidentiary Hearing, Vol. 3, p. 2801-2898, September 26, 2003
29. Affidavits, August 2003
30. Interrogatories, Department of Public Service to Besicorp, August 8, 2002
31. Interrogatories, Besicorp to Sierra Club, August 2002
32. Interrogatories, Besicorp to NYSDPS, August-November 2002
33. Interrogatories, Department of Public Service to Besicorp, March 1, 2004
34. Testimonies, Packet of testimonies on the Empire State Newsprint Project, and a expert witness testimony list, June 2002; Electronic Format dated August 13, 2003
35. Testimonies, Testimonies on behalf of Besicorp, August 12, 2003
36. Testimonies, Testimonies on behalf of Besicorp, August 12, 2003

Box 3
Folder

1. Testimonies, Testimony on Visual Impacts and Land Use/Waterfront Development by Besicorp, August 13, 2003
2. Testimonies, Testimony Andrew Davis and Richard Powell, August 13, 2003
3. Testimonies, Testimony on behalf of the Fort Crailo Neighborhood Association, August 14, 2003
4. Testimonies, Testimony on behalf of the Fort Crailo Neighborhood Association, August 13 and September 8, 2003
5. Testimonies, Testimony of David Kahlbaugh on behalf of the City of Rensselaer, undated
6. Testimonies, Testimony of John Shafer on behalf of the City of Rensselaer, undated
7. Rebuttal Testimonies, list of Besicorp witnesses, and testimonies on behalf of Besicorp, August 27, 2003
8. Rebuttal Testimonies, Testimonies on behalf of Besicorp, August 27, 2003
9. Rebuttal Testimonies, Testimony of Stephen J. Savaria on behalf of Besicorp, August 27, 2003
10. Rebuttal Testimonies, Testimony/Statement by Besicorp to the City of Rensselaer, August 27, 2003
11. Rebuttal Testimonies, Testimony on behalf of the Department of Public Service, September 9, 2003
12. Rebuttal Testimonies, Testimony by David Kahlbaugh on behalf of the City of Rensselaer, undated
13. Exhibit list and RCG court paper without content, 2003-2004
14. Correspondence of court information by email, 2002-2003
15. “Besicorp-Empire Project Mail List,” undated
16. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, BEDCO Comments, undated
17. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, BEDCO Response, April 30, 2003
18. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, BEDCO Response to Comments, April 19, 2004
19. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, BEDCO Statement, August 12, 2003
20. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, BEDCO Briefs, April 19, 2003, July 14, 2004
21. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, BEDCO Initial Brief, undated
22. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, BEDCO Initial Brief, undated
23. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, BEDCO Reply Briefs, undated
24. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, BEDCO Public Information 2002-2003
25. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, City of Rensselaer Briefs, 2003-2004
26. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, City of Rensselaer Motions, December 6, 2002, April 17, 2003
27. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, City of Rensselaer Statement, August 13, 2003
28. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, City of Rensselaer Reply, April 19, 2004
29. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, City of Rensselaer Petition for Full Party Status, July 3, 2002
30. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Briefs, 2003-2004
31. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, NYSDEC Interim Decision, August 22, 2003, and Responsiveness Summary, March 2004
32. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, NYSDEC Reply, July 11, 2003
33. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, NYSDEC Permit, October 3, 2004
34. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, New York State Department of Public Service Briefs, 2003-2004
35. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, NYSDPS Responses, 2003-2004
36. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, NYSDPS Appendix B, April 7, 2004

Box 4
Folder

1. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, Rensselaer County Greens Briefs, 2003-2004
2. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, RCG Cost/Benefit Analysis, July 2002
3. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, RCG Pre-Hearing Intervention Remarks, undated, and RCG Statement, August 13, 2003
4. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, RCG Funding, June/July 2002
5. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, Organichem Corporation Application for Full Party Status, July 5, 2002
6. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, Approved Permits, September 2004
7. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, Traffic Analysis and Rulings, 2004
8. Briefs, Decisions, Rulings, Rulings, 2002/2004
9. Environmental Concerns, “ESNP PM 2.5 Mobile Source Analysis,” November 15, 2002
10. Environmental Concerns, “Death, Disease & Dirty Power,” October 2000
11. Environmental Concerns, Air Pollution Research and Statistics, 2000, 2002, undated
12. Environmental Concerns, Air Pollution Research and Statistics, 2000-2001
13. Environmental Concerns, George Bush Cartoons, undated
14. Environmental Concerns, Technology and Paper Articles 2001, 2003
15. Environmental Concerns, Energy and Biofuel Articles, 2000-2002
16. Environmental Concerns, Research on Newsprint Industry, 2002-2003
17. Environmental Concerns, Research on Newsprint Industry, 2002
18. Environmental Concerns, Research on Newsprint Industry, 2001-2002
19. Environmental Concerns, Research on Newsprint Industry, Articles on Besicorp’s history, 1998-2000
20. Environmental Concerns, Additional Visual Information, undated
21. Environmental Concerns, Additional Visual Information, undated
22. Environmental Concerns, Additional Visual Information, 2002, undated
23. Environmental Concerns, Additional Visual Information, 2002, undated
24. Environmental Concerns, Technical Conference, 2002
25. Environmental Research and Background Information, Pollutants, Gas Turbine Emissions, Diesel, and Pollution Offsets, 2000
26. Environmental Research and Background Information, Info on Besicorp in the Hudson Valley Prior to Rensselaer County, 1999-2000
27. Environmental Research and Background Information, Ordered Information on Besicorp in the Hudson Valley, 1998-2000
28. Environmental Research and Background Information, SEQRA, 1999

Box 5
Folder

1. Environmental Research and Background Information, Past Case Examples, 1997, 1999, 2001
2. Environmental Research and Background Information, Impacts on Property Values [BEDCO], 2002
3. Environmental Research and Background Information, Study on Traffic Problems and how to Solve them, 2001-2002
4. Environmental Research and Background Information, Public Involvement Program, 2002
5. Environmental Research and Background Information, Article X/SEQRA Processes, 1998-1999, 2001-2002
6. Environmental Research and Background Information, Empire State Newsprint Project Overview, 2000-2001
7. Environmental Research and Background Information, Local News Clippings on Besicorp, Times Union, 1998-2004
8. Environmental Research and Background Information, Local News Clippings on Besicorp, The Record, 2000-2004
9. Environmental Research and Background Information, Local News Clippings on Besicorp, Rensselaer TU, Independent, Metroland, etc., 1999-2004
10. Environmental Research and Background Information, RCG’s Flyers, Handouts, etc., 2000-2004
11. Environmental Research and Background Information, Besicorp’s Flyers and Newsletters, 2001-2004
12. Environmental Research and Background Information, Random Information Relating to Besicorp and Rensselaer, 1999-2004
13. Environmental Research and Background Information, Information and Guidelines on how to win a Court Case, 1979, 1981-1982, undated
14. Environmental Research and Background Information, DEC Policy System, Permit, and Record of Decision, 2000-2003
15. Environmental Research and Background Information, Visual Resources for US. Army Corps of Engineers, 1988
16. Environmental Research and Background Information, Waterfront Planning for Albany, New York, 1996, 2002
17. Environmental Research and Background Information, Urban/Waterfront Planning in Rensselaer, 1986-1987, 1996
18. Environmental Research and Background Information, City of Rensselaer Planning and Development Agency, 2002
19. Environmental Research and Background Information, City of Rensselaer Zoning Ordinance, 1979

Box 6
Folder

1. Environmental Research and Background Information, Rensselaer County Industrial Development Agency, 2001
2. Environmental Research and Background Information, “Besicorp, Benefit or Burden?” Press Release, and IDA, 2002
3. Environmental Research and Background Information, Notices, Replies, Memorandums, 2002-2004
4. Environmental Research and Background Information, Notices, Replies, Memorandums, 2000-2002
5. Environmental Research and Background Information, Memorandums, 2003-2004


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Series 2: BASF, 2000-2003, undated

Box 1
Folder

1. BASF, History of Company in Germany and United States (IG Farben and GAF), 1988, 1999, 2001-2002
2. BASF, Statistics of Chemicals in Rensselaer, undated
3. BASF, Brownfield Bill/DEC Remediation, 2001-2003, undated
4. BASF, Environmental Releases for Rensselaer County, 2000
5. BASF, Rensselaer Landfill Site History, 1980, 1982, 2001-2002
6. BASF, Work Plans made for BASF, 2001
7. BASF, Feasibility Study Report for BASF, 2001
8. BASF, Petition to BASF Land Reclassification and Land Investigation, 1979, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1994, 2000-2001
9. BASF, Land Investigation Information, 2002
10. BASF, Land Investigation Information and Maps, 2003
11. BASF, BASF Stocks and Mergers from Morningstar.com, 2000

Oversize Folder

BASF, Maps assembled by Rensselaer County Greens Regarding Environmental Remediation needed and BASF Plans, 9 Maps, circa 2000-2003


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Series 3: Chip Fab, 1998-2004, undated

Box 1
Folder

1. Chip Fab, Traffic Impact Study, November 1998
2. Chip Fab, Traffic Impact Study, November 1998; Photos are available in Electronic Format
3. Chip Fab, Input on Environmental Health and Safety Impacts, and Semiconductor Industry Strategy, undated
4. Chip Fab, High-tech Centers in the Capital District, 1999-2001
5. Chip Fab, Local News Clippings, Times Union, 1999-2004
6. Chip Fab, Local News Clippings, The Record, The Advertiser, etc., 1998-2000;News Clipping available in Electronic Format
7. Chip Fab, Transcripts and Statements against Chip Fab, 1999
8. Chip Fab, Presentation and Information as to why North Greenbush should not accept Chip Fab, 1999
9. Chip Fab, Other Semiconductors in New York and their Hazards, 1999
10. Chip Fab, Geometrical Report for Chip Fab, August 19, 1998
11. Chip Fab, Archeological Field Investigations, 1998
12. Chip Fab, Water Supply Study, 1998


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Series 4: Other Projects, 2000-2004

Box 1
Folder

1. I-90 Connector and Sprawl, 2000-2002
2. Freihofer’s, Exhibits and News Clippings, 2000-2004
3. RPI Expansion Project, 2000-2002
4. Toxic Spraying, Report to the Community, September 2000
5. Toxic Spraying, Community Uprising, 2000


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Series 5: Audiovisuals, 1999-2003

Videocassette Tapes

BASF, DEC Hearing, 2 Camcorder Videocassettes, March 4, 2003
BASF, “Locked Out! The Story of BASF’s Attack on Workers, the Community, and the Environment in Louisiana,” VHS, undated
Besicorp, Public Hearing, 3 Camcorder Videocassettes, September 10, 2002
Besicorp, DEC/DPS Public Hearing, 8mm Camcorder Videocassette, January 30, 2001
Besicorp, Public Hearing, Air and Water Issues, Camcorder Videocassette, March 14, 2001
Besicorp, Public Hearing, "Community Impacts," March 29, 2001
Besicorp, Public Hearing, "Safety/Material Use," April 3, 2001
Besicorp, Public Hearing, Final Scoping Sesion, May 24, 2001
Besicorp, Scoping Session, 2 Tapes, February 6, 2001
North Greenbush/Defreestville Town Board Meeting, VHS, December 14, 2000
Rensselaer City Council Meeting, 2000
Rezoning Rt. 4/43, North Greenbush Town Meeting, 2 Tapes, December 14, 2000
South Troy Waterfront, Community Meeting, 1 Mini DV Tape, 2001, 1 Fuji Extraslim Camcorder Videocassette, November 9, 2000
Troy Planning Commission, “The Drugstore Wars,” Fuji Extraslim Camcorder Videocassette, Fall 2001

Audiocassette Tapes

BASF, DEC Hearing, 2 Tapes, March 4, 2003
Besicorp, DEC/DPS Public Hearing, January 30, 2001
Besicorp, Council Meeting, June 10, 2002
Besicorp, Public Hearing, November/December 2000
Besicorp, Public Hearing, "Air and Water Issues," March 14, 2001
Besicorp, Public Hearing, "Community Impacts," 2 Tapes, March 29, 2001
Besicorp, Public Hearing, "Safety/Material Use," 2 Tapes, April 3, 2001
Besicorp, Public Hearing, Final Scoping Sesion, May 24, 2001
Besicorp, Rensselaer City Council Meeting, June 7, 2000
Besicorp, Rensselaer City Council Meeting, November 9, 2000
Besicorp, Rensselaer County Environmental Management Council, 2 Tapes, undated
Besicorp, Scoping Session, 2 Tapes, undated
Chip Fab, Community Forum, April 28, 1999
Chip Fab, North Greenbush Town Meeting, 1999
Chip Fab, Master Plan Committee, Report on Chip Fab, Workshop Meeting, 2 Tapes, September 23, 1999


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