Protestors Against Fracking Speak out During Inauguration

Jan 20, 2015 | Posted by: 
Wes Gillingham, a New York activist with Catskill Mountainkeeperstated, "High volume fracking has been banned in NY. How did it happen?...
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Obama’s Proposed Methane Emissions Cuts Ignore Existing Sources

January 14, 2015 | Filed under: News | Posted by: Environment News Service

NaturalGasFlareColorado.jpgWASHINGTON, 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....

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Just Say No

January 9, 2015 | Filed under: Front Page| Posted by:The Wave

By Mark C. Healey

just_say_no.jpgThey 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...

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Grant given to help promote solar power

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At Woodstock Town Board meeting, group pitches municipal purchase of solar energy equipment in bulk

December 31, 2014 | Filed under: News | Posted by: Daily Freeman SUBJECT

WOODSTOCK -- The Town Board has been asked to participate in the Mid-Hudson Solarize campaign being promoted by Catskill Mountainkeeper....

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Behind the Ban: Why Gov. Cuomo nixed fracking in NYS

Things are looking up for Andrew Cuomo and New York State, in the view of anti-fracking activists, after the governor last week decided to ban hydrofracking.

(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.

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Mixed Emotion in Sullivan County over Hydrofracking Decision


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...

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Commentary: Impact of Fracking Eludes Us

Hancock Compressor StationAlbany 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...


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On the Bright Side: Food, fun and fracking highlighted at Taste of the Catskills

Jeff Wilson performs Western dressage during the Taste of the Catskills Festival in Delhi on Saturday. Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 6:30 am

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.

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The Largest Climate March in History!! 400,000+ March in NYC to Stop Climate Change

Democracy Now! Posted this picture of some of the many Mountainkeeper marchers!

MSNBC - 09/21/14 09:43 AM—UPDATED 09/21/14 05:16 PM

By Ned Resnikoff and Amanda Sakuma

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....

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