A flood of fracked oil is coming…Energy giants want to send torrents of fracked oil and gas into New York by pipeline, train and barge. Help us fight back and stop these dangerous schemes. Please DONATE NOW!
Dear Friend of the Catskills,
We may have banned fracking in New York State but that does NOT mean we’re safe from fracked oil and gas -- far from it.
If the energy giants get their way, a deluge of fracked oil and gas will soon be flooding into New York. These dirty, climate-wrecking fuels will arrive by means of new pipelines, more railway tank cars and an armada of oil barges on the Hudson River -- unless we stand together and stop this invasion right now.
Catskill Mountainkeeper is mobilizing to turn back each and every one of these dangerous schemes -- but we can’t do it without your help.
Please make a special tax-deductible contribution right now to help us wage this all-important fight for our environment, our communities, and our climate.
You see, the historic ban on fracking you helped us win last year was not the end; it was just the beginning of our all-out fight to Free New York from Fossil Fuels. Unless we stop the coming invasion of fracked oil and gas, we will never be truly safe from fracking.
Here’s what we’re up against:
* A surge of more “bomb trains,” stretching up to a mile long and filled with highly flammable oil from North Dakota’s Bakken and Canada’s tar sands, posing a catastrophic risk to towns across our state in the event of an accident.
* A high-risk plan for oil-filled barges to ply the Hudson River, carrying millions of gallons of heavy crude and tar sands, threatening devastating spills that are virtually impossible to clean up.
* A sprawling web of new and expanded pipelines -- with noisy, polluting compressor stations -- carrying fracked oil and gas through New York to other states and foreign markets, threatening us with poisonous spills.
Even more outrageous: these nightmarish schemes are being touted by industry and many elected officials as sensible solutions to our energy needs!
A torrent of fracked oil may be sensible for the energy giants that stand to make a fortune. But the rest of us will pay with our health, our pocketbooks and the natural heritage we treasure.
We’re fighting in the halls of federal and state agencies … getting the truth about these projects out to the media … and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with local communities to keep pipelines, bomb trains and barges at bay.
We’re challenging dangerous schemes directly as they emerge -- like the Pilgrim, Constitution and Kinder Morgan pipelines … the Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas facility … explosive oil trains to the Port of Albany . . . and proposed oil barges down the Hudson to refineries in New Jersey.
And Mountainkeeper is fully prepared to take this fight to court in order to safeguard our homes and environment against an invasion of fracked oil and gas.
In short, we’re going to employ the same people power, political savvy, expert advocacy and unyielding determination that enabled us to play such a pivotal role in the uphill battle to win a statewide ban on fracking
It’s time to build on that momentum. If we don't stand our ground against Big Oil & Gas right now, we will be paying the price for decades to come.
Please stand with us right now as we fight to Free New York from Fossil Fuels and win a clean energy future for our state.
Ramsay Adams, Executive Director