Happening Now

Statement by Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper Project Director at July 18, 2016 Protest

Screen_Shot_2016-07-18_at_11.05.25_AM.png"Seneca Lake and the Catskill Mountains are connected by a pipeline. We are also connected by beautiful surroundings and by communities that have hope for a better future I love where I live! This storage facility here at Seneca Lake would be connected to the Millennium pipeline, which runs through the western Catskills on its way east and south to the CPV gas-fired power plant in Orange County that is now under construction. Two new compressor stations are proposed along the Millennium pipeline located near my home -- plus another connecting pipeline coming directly from the gas fields in Susquehanna county PA."

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) stopped the Constitution Pipeline in its tracks today by denying the project an essential approval, known as a water quality certification. This momentous decision protects our communities and environment from a 124-mile pipeline that would have carried fracked gas from PA to Canada. Countless communities, over 1,000 acres of forests and farms, and nearly 300 vulnerable waterways are no longer under threat. This decision represents our most significant victory since the Cuomo administration banned fracking last year.

stakeholdersreportcover.jpgPlease take a minute to read our 2015 Stakeholder Report and see all of the amazing work and victories that your activism and support made possible over the past year. Then please make a tax-deductible gift that will help Mountainkeeper tackle the many challenges ahead in 2016. 

 

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