More Than 100,000 Petitions Demanding Fracking Ban Delivered To Governor Murphy

December 11, 2018

More Than 100,000 Petitions Demanding Fracking Ban Delivered

Governor Murphy asked to vote for a COMPLETE fracking and fracking waste ban in

Delaware River Basin

Trenton – Representatives of New Jersey organizations submitted 104,101 signed petitions to Governor Murphy at his West State Street office today after a State House news conference. The petitions, collected by groups representing members in all four states that are part of the Delaware River Watershed, asks the Governors to vote at the Delaware River Basin Commission for a complete and permanent ban on fracking and its activities.  The petitions call for a ban on fracking throughout the Delaware River Basin, a ban on frack wastewater processing and discharges in the Basin, and a ban on water exports from the Delaware River Watershed to fuel fracking elsewhere.

 

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Anti-fracking advocates push for action on Delaware River Basin

December 10, 2018

ALBANY — A coalition of environmental groups presented over 100,000 signatures to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday, urging him to support a full ban on hydraulic fracking and its related activities in the Delaware River Basin.

The activists gathered at the state Capitol's historic Million Dollar Staircase and called on the governor to expand the state's 2014 ban on hydraulic fracking by prohibiting use of the basin for treatment and processing of fracking waste, or for water withdrawals for fracking.

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Nonprofit Innovation Awards announced

November 20, 2018

BETHEL, NY — Linda C. Hartley, co-principal of H2Growth Strategies, announced the five Nonprofit Innovation Award winners at the annual reception for the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. The awards marked the final distribution of the funds raised by the Nonprofit Leadership Executive Committee, which produced the annual Nonprofit Leadership Summits at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts from 2010 to 2016.

 

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HeatSmart campaign announced

October 31, 2018

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Catskill Mountainkeeper and Sustainable Hudson Valley on October 29 announced HeatSmart, a state-supported community campaign to help local home and business owners increase energy efficiency with clean heating and cooling systems.

 

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Sullivan County schools celebrate Farm to School Month

October 13, 2018

FERNDALE – October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food.

In Sullivan County, the Catskill Edible Garden Project (CEGP) will host “Chef in the Classroom” events at the Emma C. Chase Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Sullivan West Elementary School and the Hebrew Day School as part of National Farm to School Month.

 

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Climate Action Coalition Hosts March for Action

By Mahnoor Ali

September 20, 2018

Just before 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, people started to gather in the New Paltz Middle School parking lot for the first ever annual Zero Emissions Parade. 

The event was administered by New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, along with New Paltz Smart. The local Tin Horn Uprising played to get the crowd in the mood and children and adults alike rolled in with their bicycles and Teslas, Chevy Volts and Bolts, among other electric vehicles to show support. What started on South Manheim Blvd., led down Main Street and into the village.

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Geothermal ‘wave of the future’

By Joseph Labernik

September 3, 2018

COOPERSTOWN — Temperature control systems might be getting cleaner as a result of state funding directed toward reducing greenhouse gases.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced last week as part of the Clean Heating and Cooling Community Campaign that they had awarded $2 million to eight organizations to promote clean heating and cooling systems.

 

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New Paltz marks Drive Electric Week with parade Sept. 15

August 20, 2018

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. >> The New Paltz Climate Action Coalition and New Paltz Climate Smart will celebrate National Drive Electric Week with a parade of pedestrians, bicycles, electric vehicles and e-bikes on Saturday, Sept. 15.

 

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New York state pulls air permit for new gas-fired plant

August 9, 2018

New York state regulators declined to renew an air permit for a 680-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant — preventing the facility from powering up just before it was to go into service.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation denied the renewal application, saying owner Competitive Power Ventures had no Title V Clean Air Act permit, which is issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and required by the state before new power plants can start generating electricity.

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New York Regulators Stop Gas-Fired Plant from Entering Service

By Jamison Cocklin

August 6, 2018

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has denied Competitive Power Ventures Inc.’s (CPV) application to renew a key permit for a 680 MW natural gas-fired power plant that was nearly ready to enter service in Orange County.

In a letter sent to the company last week, DEC Regional Director Kelly Turturro said the Air State Facility (ASF) permit application was incomplete, noting that the company has failed to obtain a Title V Clean Air Act permit prior to operations as required by state law. The Valley Energy Center’s ASF expired on July 31. Without the ASF and Title V permits, Turturro said the nearly $1 billion facility “may not lawfully operate.”

 

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