We're so pleased with the wonderful news that last night the New York State Assembly extended the Empire State Film Production Tax Credit Program to the Catskills and Hudson Valley, a move that will encourage film production in our region and foster economic growth. The Senate already passed this bill earlier this year, and it is now awaiting the Governor’s signature.
In an amazing victory for our forests, waterways and communities, New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has formally denied the water quality certification as required by the Clean Water Act for the proposed Constitution Pipeline.Read more
April 26 is looming large.
That’s the deadline Governor Cuomo has to act to kill the Constitution Pipeline -- or else New York State will waive its right to stop this disastrous, climate-wrecking project.
All the Governor and his Department of Environmental Conservation need to do is deny the pipeline a water quality certification.Read more
Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have the power to reject this pipeline once and for all, right now! All DEC needs to do is deny water quality certification under the Clean Water Act by April 26th, and the pipeline project is dead, period. This is New York's chance to protect our State's rights, our people and our waterways. SEND THE GOVERNOR A MESSAGE NOW!
The energy giant behind the dangerous Constitution Pipeline has announced that it is delaying the opening of the fracked gas pipeline until 2017. This delay is a major victory for citizens fighting those pipeline companies that would run roughshod over New York’s communities and environment. We need your help to kill the Constitution once and for all. Please consider making a gift to help us go to court!
The twin Pilgrim Pipelines would run alongside the New York State Thruway carrying fracked oil south to refineries and refined products north. Governor Cuomo has the power to cut through the red tape and kill this project right now by denying Pilgrim the access it needs to our Thruway’s right-of-way. Please join us by calling the Governor’s office at 518-474-8390 and tell him to Stop the Pilgrim Pipelines!
Outrageous! The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given the Constitution Pipeline companies permission to cut down a 100-foot wide swath of trees along the pipeline route in Pennsylvania BEFORE New York has granted the project a required water quality certificate under the Clean Water Act. Loggers have already begun cutting down trees in PA but if New York denies the 401 water quality certificate the pipeline cannot be built and the destruction of trees will stop. Please send your message now.
The annual New York State Budget process gives us a singular opportunity to increase protection for the spectacular Catskill Park and Forest Preserves. Sign our Petition to Governor Cuomo and we’ll deliver your signature to Albany. It’s so important that thousands sign and leave no doubt in Albany that there is broad citizen support for ensuring Catskill Park continues to thrive as a haven for wildlife and as a treasured refuge for people to experience nature.
Please 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.