Taking a stand

At five foot two, 41-year-old Woodstock Resident, Jessica Miller Anna, stood tall in the auditorium of the Sullivan County Community College last month. “I feel like I am in a bad science fiction movie right now that I am standing here in front of the Department of Environmental Conservation to protect our water and our air.” The hearings, which were recorded for consideration by the Commissioner of the DEC, were presided over by Administrative Law Judge, Molly McBride, who sat through several hours of citizen concerns that evening. With steady and earnest composure, Jessica gave a compelling speech . . .

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