Community Solar Projects Booming in Mid-Hudson

From today's Times Herald Record

“There was a barrier to community solar in the past because you couldn’t get any sort of financial incentive for participating,” said Katherine Nadeau of the Livingston Manor nonprofit Catskill Mountainkeeper, which is helping locals sign up with solar farms. “If you produced more solar energy than you used, there was no way to sell the energy back to the grid.”

To learn more and sign up to go solar, visit renewableny.org


 

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Draft Regs To Be Prepped To Ban Fracking In Delaware River Basin

Source: WAMC Northeast Report by Allison Dunne

September 15, 2017

Governors of New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania have approved a resolution to issue draft regulations to permanently ban fracking in the Delaware River Basin. Environmentalists and the natural gas industry criticized the resolution, for different reasons.

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US: People Power

Source: Al Jazeera 

June 21, 2017

Earthrise meets the men and women at the forefront of the grassroots movement for US action against climate change.

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Petition against fracking delivered to Gov. Cuomo

By Morgan McKay

July 24, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The battle over fracking the Delaware River is heating back up again as a group marched to the New York Capitol to hand over a petition signed by thousands of residents.

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Voters to weigh in on land bank measure

By Dan Heath

June 30, 2017

PLATTSBURGH — A constitutional amendment will be on the ballot in November that would create a land bank to improve public safety and telecommunications in the Adirondack Park and Catskills.

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Maurice Hinchey, who served in Congress and state Assembly, has rare brain disease

By Rick Karlin:

June 27, 2017

Former Hudson Valley Congressman and Assemblyman Maurice Hinchey, a Democrat who spearheaded efforts to remove PCBs from the Hudson River, is suffering from a rare terminal neurological disorder that is robbing him of the ability to speak and causing Parkinson’s-like symptoms, his family said on Tuesday.

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Hein Releases Statement on Prescription Take Back Legislation

By Mona Kazour (Patch Staff):

June 22, 2017

Hein realizes 'many heroin addicts get their start by abusing legal prescription drugs and some by simply stealing excess medication'. 

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MURPHY CALLS FOR PERMANENT BAN ON FRACKING IN DELAWARE RIVER BASIN

By Tom Johnson

June 15, 2017

If Democratic candidate for governor wins election, it could help swing Delaware River Basin Commission to follow his call on fracking

fracking rig
Credit: NPR StateImpact
Fracking rig in Greene County, PA
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Activists Stage Climate Rally In Albany

By Dave Lucas:

June 9, 2017

President Donald Trump's early June announcement that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord has been sharply criticized by environmental advocates  who have been organizing protests and demonstrations.

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New Yorkers push governor for more climate change action

By News Channel 13:

June 6, 2017

ALBANY - New Yorkers gathered at the state Capitol Tuesday to call on the governor and the Legislature to do more to combat climate change.

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