Climate change funds in state budget struggle

By Brian Nearing:

March 28, 2017

As President Donald Trump took a hammer Tuesday to U.S. climate change policy, the state's climate change program is again in a budgetary fight between Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state lawmakers and environmental advocates.

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'Smoke Signals' an artistic alert that addresses earth, social issues

By the Poughkeepsie Journal:

March 28, 2017

The idea behind "Smoke Signals" was to use expressions of art, photography, sculpture and more to express the changing environment and world we live in.

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183 Organizations From Four Watershed States Tell Delaware River Basin Commissioners To Enact A Fracking Ban In The Watershed

From: Water Online, March 15, 2017

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A.G. Schneiderman Highlights Local Impacts Of Trump Environmental Budget Cuts

March 9, 2017

Today, Mountainkeeper’s Kathy Nolan proudly stood alongside NYS Attorney General Schneiderman to support the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and warn against the EPA Director Puritt's proposal to slash the agency budget.  We couldn't have picked a better day--this morning Pruitt denied that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming,  Mountainkeeper will continue to fight for the agency that protects our air, water, and great outdoors.  Pruitt's climate denying mindset coupled with proposed cuts is devastating, unethical, and dangerous for us and the environment.

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Trump Protesters Call for Schumer's Support Outside Binghamton Office

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 10:43 PM EST

"This may seem, to a lot of people, like a hopeless moment, looking at this onslaught of horrendous picks for the cabinet. But what I'm seeing across the country is people standing up and getting out. He can deny climate change. He can deny lies. But he can't deny the will of the people," said Catskill Mountainkeeper Program Director Wes Gillingham.

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Ulster tourism expected to benefit in 2017 from National Geographic magazine spread

January 2, 2017

Daily Freeman News

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> A recent feature article in National Geographic about Ulster County and what it has to offer its visitors in four-season tourism is expected to entice even more people to visit in 2017, said Rick Remsnyder, director of the county’s tourism bureau.

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Local groups head for Washington; Women's March stands for equality

January 11, 2017

River Reporter

REGION — A national movement to march on Washington, DC is being held the day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. Women from all over the country will unite to make their voices heard. 

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State calls Hudson River oil barge storage plan "unacceptable"

November 7, 2016

Times Union

U.S. Coast Guard plan to allow floating barges full of crude oil to anchor for long periods of time on the lower Hudson River is not "an acceptable solution," a top state official wrote Tuesday.

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Iconic Beaverkill Covered Bridge Restored

BEAVERKILL — In the heart of Sullivan County fly fishing country, ensconced within the “forever wild” Catskill Park, the Beaverkill Covered Bridge has presided for 150 years over a rich history of tanning industry, Civilian Conservation Corps work, camping, and always, fishing.

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FERC Ignored $683M Pipeline's Impact, Enviros Tells 2nd Circ.

September 26, 2016|Law360

A handful of green groups continued to press the Second Circuit to wipe out the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of Constitution Pipeline Co.'s proposed $683 million natural gas pipeline Friday, blasting the regulator’s contention that it had complied with environmental law. 

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