Happening Now

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is denying the renewal of the Air State Facility Permit for the Competitive Power Ventures Power Plant in the Town of Wawayanda, in Orange County, New York.  Denial of the permit effectively shuts down this new natural gas and diesel powered plant that has been fiercely opposed by grassroots, regional and statewide groups for its devastating environmental impacts.

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The Catskills' hemlock trees are a foundation species for the forests' unique ecosystem. The hemlocks are beautiful and strong, providing homes for animals and shade to keep our streams cool enough for trout and other fish native to our area. Without the hemlocks, New York State would be a different place entirely, and right now these these amazing trees are threatened by a voracious invasive insect called the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA). Watch our new video to learn more.

New York's dairies are under attack. It's been an awful couple of years for the dairy industry--milk sales are down, output is up, and there's a huge glut of milk on the market creating the low milk prices that are driving farms out of business. With the recent announcement that Walmart's supplier is canceling contracts with local farms and processors in order to open its own mega-processing facility in Indiana to bottle 100 million gallons of milk per year, things have gotten dire.

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