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.
“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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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).Read more
Today 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.Read more
WHAT: We Stand United - NYC Pre-Inauguration Rally
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!
Please take a minute to click on our 10th Anniversary Stakeholder Report and take a look at all of the work and victories that our activist supporters made possible over the past decade.Read more
As 2016 comes to a close on this last day of the year, Catskill Mountainkeeper is already gearing up to protect our wild Catskills and empower communities in 2017. Unfortunately, we expect the new pro-Big Oil and Gas administration in Washington, DC to present huge challenges to our efforts. Give now!Read more
President-elect Donald Trump announced he will appoint Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Let’s be clear: Scott Pruitt has been a bitter opponent of the USEPA. Trump may as well have put a heroin dealer in charge of the Drug Enforcement Agency. For Catskill Mountainkeeper, our supporters, and everyone who breathes air or drinks water, this is a disastrous decision and we need your support now more than ever.Read more