Time is Running Out - Call the Senate Now

Today is the last scheduled day of New York's 2017 legislative session, and if the Senate doesn't act now they'll leave Albany without addressing climate change, enabling towns to protect themselves from gas pipelines, or protecting the Hudson River.  Make two calls right now--call Senator Flanagan and Klein and tell them to bring these bills to the floor today.  You can reach both through the Senate operator: call 518.455.2800 and ask for their offices.  

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Should the Delaware River Basin have clean water and air? Tell the Delaware River Basin Commission to ban fracking in the basin!

Please sign our petition to tell the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to ban fracking in one of the most critical water resources in our country. 

The Delaware River runs through five states, including 42 counties and 838 municipalities. It provides drinking water to over 17 million people, including two of the nation's largest cities -- New York City and Philadelphia. 

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President Trump Spurns Climate Agreement--We Fight Back at Home

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President Trump is likely pulling America out of the Paris Climate Agreement.  This will put us in the company of Syria andNicaragua--the only other two countries not participating in the world-wide agreement, which aims to slow the worst impacts of a changing climate.

The United States is the second largest carbon emitter, and our actions have global implications.  Pulling out could destabilize international relations and sets a dangerous precedent for other countries.  It puts millions of Americans' lives and property in the crosshairs as we lose the federal government as a partner to prevent extreme sea-level rise, rising temperatures, and more severe storms.

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We are Seneca Lake - Crestwood Backs Off Proposal!

Today, New York was met with exciting news! Arlington Storage Co., a subsidiary of Crestwood Midstream Partners, is abandoning controversial plans to expand natural gas storage in salt caverns along Seneca Lake.

Wes_Seneca_Lake_.jpg“The announcement that Crestwood is backing off their proposal to expand natural gas storage, for now, is good news to thousands of New Yorkers. This speaks volumes to the dedication to our land and commitment to a better future that New Yorker's keep in our hearts and our actions,” said, Wes Gillingham.  “With the current Federal giveaway to the Oil and Gas industry, New York stands out as a place where people are making a difference locally against the fossil fuels gang that has national implications. The multiple victories over greedy pipeline proposals and now this is making room for us to invest in a renewable future. The future of New York looks much better today!”  

For a look back at our statement surrounding the protest at Seneca Lake on July 18, 2016 click here.

 

 

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Urge Gov. Cuomo to appoint a People's Commissioner!

We need a couple minutes of your time today. As you know, we’re stronger together, and right now, we are helping to do a final push to get signatures on our People’s Commissioner petition – where numbers count! The signatures are being delivered to Governor Cuomo on Thursday, April 20th. Our goal is 1000, but we would love to go above and beyond that number. 

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Catskills Gain Funding in the NYS Budget

In case you missed it in all the hubub around the state budget, the Catskills Region received $7.35m in funding!!!  These resources will go to fight invasive species, improve trails and outdoor recreation, protect our vibrant forests, and support our communities.  Our thanks goes out to Governor Cuomo, the New York State Senate and Assembly, and to all of you--our work together made this possible.

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March for Climate and Science

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Event Details: Science March & Peoples Climate March

Our environment and communities are being threatened daily.  In Washington, D.C. we have science deniers making policy and budgetary decisions that will impact all of us for generations.  They’re working on handing huge giveaways to the world’s biggest polluters, and we’re pushing back.  This month, there are two opportunities to hit the streets and show the world what really makes America great.

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BREAKING: National Environmental Madness Needs Your Action at Home

Today’s a hard day. Our president just released an executive order that puts our lives at risk so that his cronies in the fossil fuel industry can make another buck—he’s giving away our clean air, clean water, and hard fought climate change regulations for profit.

But we have an opportunity to fight climate change here at home. With one phone call, you can make a difference—call Governor Cuomo and tell him to keep fighting back against President Trump’s lunacy by keeping climate programs and funding in the New York State budget (1-518-474-8390).  

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No Way. No New Pipelines - Not Today, Not Ever

1280px-Pipes_for_keystone_pipeline_in_2009.jpgToday the oil and gas industry is trying to run roughshod across the U.S., disregarding our health and environment, the sovereign rights of Indigenous nations, farmers' interests, and the voices of millions of Americans who care about our climate. We are coming to you with a call to action, both on a national fight, and one here at home. 

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We Stand United Rally

WHAT: We Stand United - NYC Pre-Inauguration Rallywe_stand_united.jpg
WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
WHERE: Trump International Hotel & Tower (Corner of Central Park West and West 61st Street)

Catskill Mountainkeeper is a sponsor of an upcoming rally at Trump Tower. Please join us, along with Catskill Mountainkeeper board member Mark Ruffalo, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rev. Al Sharpton, Michael Moore, Rosie Perez, Shailene Woodley, Alec Baldwin, and advocates from community organizations and thousands of New Yorkers for an important event in New York City the night before Trump's Inauguration!

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