Solar initiative planned for Broome, Tioga

While sunlight may seem scarce right now, Broome and Tioga county residents will soon have the option of buying solar energy in bulk.

Local officials will introduce Southern Tier Solar Works on Friday afternoon at SUNY Broome Community College. Southern Tier Solar Works is an initiative of the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition in partnership with the Susquehanna Group of the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Catskill Mountainkeeper.

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Mountainkeeper Making News

In Philadelphia, the groups Protecting Our Waters, Clean Air Council, Philadelphia Interfaith Power and Light, the CatskillMountainkeeper, and Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy called for halting trains shipments of fracked oil and gas. “This derailment …Pittsburgh Post-Gazette · ByJon Schmitz · 1/22/2014
Philadelphia, PA – Outrage is building among residents … Yesterday’s derailment put the Schuylkill River at risk as toxic Bakken shale oil, known to contain carcinogenic benzene and deadly hydrogen sulfide at high levels, dangles over …Akron Beacon Journal · ByBob Downing · 1/21/2014
Youngsville, NY: “Debra Winger and Mark Ruffalo have been integral to our fight against fracking, and the anti-fracking celeb list is gaining momentum in large part because of them,” says Ramsay Adams, Founder …Lawyers and Settlements · ByJane Mundy · 1/17/2014
But a series of tourism-themed displays prevented that from happening this year. Wes Gillingham, program director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, said the large showing represents the strength of fracking · ByJon Campbell · 1/10/2014
Among the critics of hydraulic fracturing participating are New Yorkers Against Fracking, Citizen Action of New York, the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter and Catskill Mountainkeeper, among many others, according to a press release. “As science shows that … · ByJon Campbell · 1/3/2014
But more potential health risks are lacking scrutiny as well. Wes Gillingham, program director for Catskill Mountainkeeper calls the current fracking halt in the state “precarious.” “We don’t know what Public Health Commissioner Shah is studying or …AlterNet · 12/17/2013
To introduce Woodstock residents to the current options and answer questions about making the switch from conventional electricity providers to a Green Energy Supplier, or Green ESCO, as it is called, Catskill … · 12/14/2013
Two years ago, Catskill Mountainkeeper and our allies rallied activists across four states to put pressure on the DRBC to cancel a high-stakes meeting in Trenton, NJ. In this meeting, members of the DRBC were expected to adopt fatally flawed regulations …Fly Rod & Reel · 11/15/2013
This past weekend, NRDC and our friends from Catskill Mountainkeeper and NYPIRG brought students from SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Binghamton to witness firsthand the devastation that fracking has caused in … · 11/12/2013
Opponents of casinos, which include conservative think tanks and Catskill Mountainkeeper, have questioned their economic impact. Casinos, they say, amount to a regressive tax on the less-fortunate and gambling addicts. Along with the casino amendment …WGRZ TV · 11/6/2013