The fight to prevent New York State from becoming a massive distribution center for fossil fuels drilled in other states
If someone came into your community and told you that they had to take your land via eminent domain so they could build a gas or oil pipeline;...Read more
What’s so special about the Catskills? This film explores this question in interviews with artists, historians, environmentalists, farmers, residents and visitors. It looks at the Catskill's history as a mecca for recreation, health, and artistic pursuits. And its critical role as the watershed that supplies water to millions in the New York metropolitan area and stands as a role model for the rest of the country.
Fresh off of Valentine's Day and with lots of snow piling up in the Catskills, now is a great time to show your love for all the great trails in our area.
Show your support for the Catskills by joining Catskill Mountainkeeper and theCatskill Park Coalition for the annual Catskill Park Awareness Day in Albany on Tuesday, February 10th, at 10 am...Read more
Renewable NY is Catskill Mountainkeeper's campaign to bring renewable energy options to every community, resident and business in New York.
And the year ahead is going to be a big one for the renewable energy movement in New York.
Here's just some of what's happening:
-The NY-Sun Initiative has been extended through 2023, and is projected to bring down the cost of solar by a factor of 10, create 3,000 megawatts of new solar capacity adequate to power almost 500,000 homes, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2.3 million tons annually...Read more
In a historic decision in December 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he will ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in low permeable shale in New York State. This is a huge win for New Yorkers, but the fight is far from over.
So what’s next?
The ban still has to be made “official,” and faces potential lawsuits from gas and oil companies, as well as landowners who have sold leases to gas companies.Read more
Governor Cuomo announced today that he will ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York State.
We are so proud to be New Yorkers! Thank you Governor Cuomo for putting the people of New York and their interests above the interests of the gas industry.
After looking at the science on fracking, the Acting Commissioner of Health, Howard Zucker concluded what residents across New York have been saying for years. When advising the Governor, Zucker stated "Would I live in a community that would allow fracking? The answer is no."
Wow! With our supporters and activists 2014 was a great year for Mountainkeeper and our beloved Catskills. The Mountainkeeper team, along with our community of partners and supporters has demonstrated the importance of empowering citizens to protect the Catskill region. Check out the highlights in our 2014 Stakeholder Report.Read more
The leaves are down, it’s cold (deep freeze cold here in the Catskills!), and the holidays are right around the corner. Just like that, it’s Thanksgiving again.
The year has flown by, as the Catskill Mountainkeeper team has been busy working hard to protect and strengthen some of the things that we’re all most thankful for – the health of our communities, the integrity of our ecosystems, and vibrant local economies that provide jobs and healthy food for area residents.Read more
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, people and charities around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.