WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration today announced a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, and a set of actions to put the United States on a path to achieve this goal....Read more
By Mark C. Healey
They came from New Jersey, they came from Long Island and they came from Rockaway, all united in their efforts to make sure the proposed Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas Facility never begins construction...Read more
WOODSTOCK -- The Town Board has been asked to participate in the Mid-Hudson Solarize campaign being promoted by Catskill Mountainkeeper....Read more
(12/24/14, The Villager) Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement last week that he would ban high-volume hydrofracking across New York State was a game-changing position that surprised even the most ardent opponents of this controversial process for extracting natural gas. “We were stunned,” said Ramsay Adams, executive director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, which was one of the first groups in New York to raise the alarm about the dangers of fracking.Read more
CALLICOON, N.Y. -- Environmental groups and farmers in Sullivan County have been in this debate over fracking for more than six years. Wednesday's news came with some very mixed emotions.
"It's a historic day for New York," Catskill Mountain Keeper Ramsay Adams.
And a joyful one for members of the conservation group Catskill Mountain Keeper, after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on hydrofracking in New York Wednesday.
The DEC and the health department cited a lack of scientific research of its health impacts.
"It's been a long hard fight but we knew that there was something fundamentally wrong with fracking," said Adams...
Albany Times Union - 6:03 pm, Sunday, November 9, 2014
By Wes Gillingham, Commentary
While the gas industry continues to mislead the public about the harmful health and environmental impacts of unconventional natural gas development (also called hydraulic fracturing or fracking), evidence of its dangers is mounting...
Oneanta Daily Star - Monday, October 13, 2014 6:30 am
By Cheryl Petersen Contributing Writer
Sounds of giddy children, melodic musicians and chatty adults reverberated through the Catskills in Delhi over the weekend. The Taste of the Catskills Festival, outfitted to entertain, feed and educate, sprawled over spacious lawn at Maple Shade Farm, open to a large crowd.
Vendors lined up inside the nearby Maple Shade barn, built in 1897 with hand-hewn beams. Advocating for the region, vendor Catskill Mountainkeeper presented a lineup of footage showing the detriments of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, but at the same time acknowledged that the issue boils down to changing the American culture, heady with non-renewable energy consumption.Read more
NEW YORK - They’re calling it the largest mobilization against climate change in the history of the planet. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators of all ages and from around the world turned out for the massive People’s Climate March Sunday, filling the streets of midtown Manhattan with demands for global leaders take action to avert catastrophic climate change....