PHISH PARTNERS WITH MOUNTAINKEEPER

Phish pitched in it’s support for Catskill Mountainkeeper over the Memorial Day weekend, using their concerts at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to help support our environmental goals. Money raised from fan donations, items autographed by the band and the sale of featured merchandise will help support our efforts to enhance the natural, economic and community health of our region. Continue reading

August 8, 2011, Saugerties Times: Environmental groups don’t think fracking can be done safely

“We’re going to do this safely,” stated Joe Martens, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as he announced the July 8 issuing of the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Study (dSGEIS) that outlines the proposed permitting conditions for high-volume hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) of horizontal natural gas wells in the state. Included is a ban on drilling in the New York City watershed, of which most of Ulster County is a part. Continue reading

Industry giant to invest $1 billion in natural gas; question remain about true profits

Industry giant to invest $1 billion in natural gas; question remain about true profits

(WAMC)As oil and gas companies wait to find out how much access they’ll have in New York to natural gas resources, there are indications of how businesses in the industry are faring, and how willing they are to invest. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Greg Fry reports… Continue reading

Video: Join My Friends in the Call to Keep New York Tap Water Safe from Fracking By Mark Ruffalo