Take Action to Expand Film Tax Credit and Boost Catsills' Economy

The wait is over! The bill expanding the Empire State Film Production Tax Credit to the Catskills and Hudson Valley has been delivered to Governor Cuomo for his signature. Now is the time to call Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and ask him to approve the expansion of the bill (if you choose option 2 and you can just leave a message.)

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Stop the AIM Pipeline

We may be only days away from Spectra Energy’s high pressure, fracked-gas Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Pipeline going into operation. Mountainkeeper is working to stop the build out of all gas infrastructure projects because they will tie us to dirty fossil fuels at a time when we need to build a clean, renewable energy future. AIM is particularly egregious because as the pipeline spans three New York counties, it crosses two fault lines, passes only 105 feet from critical Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Safety infrastructure, and travels just 400 feet from an elementary school. 

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Help Stop Bomb Trains

Bomb trains carrying massive amounts of fracked oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota and tar sands from Canada, are cutting across New York State on the way to the Port of Albany and nearby transfer yards, and then down the Hudson River corridor to East Coast refineries.This boom in crude oil transportation is raising serious public safety and environmental concerns due to the extreme volatility of Bakken crude, the sheer volume of oil being transported, and the poor safety record of the type of tank cars used to carry most of this oil. 

 

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Oil and Gas Invasion of New York

The Oil and Gas Industry is Invading New York – #1 in a series

Catskill Mountainkeeper is calling New York’s attention to an unfolding crisis as the fossil fuel industry tries to turn New York into an oil and gas state.  We must stop the numerous oil and gas infrastructure projects that are in various stages of proposal and construction that represent a grave danger to our environment and our health.

 

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Help Us Go to Court Against Constitution Pipeline!

email_sidebar_constitution_rise_from_dead.pngJust four months ago, you and I won a dramatic victory when New York State dealt an apparent death blow to the Constitution Pipeline by denying it a crucial water quality certification. But the Constitution Pipeline Company LLC -- the energy giant behind this fossil fuel monstrosity -- will not let the project die. The company has just filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals, challenging not only the State’s decision but its very right to stop the pipeline.

Catskill Mountainkeeper has moved swiftly to intervene in this pivotal case and ensure that New York State’s historic decision is upheld. 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.

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Millenium Expansion Proposed for Sullivan and Delaware Counties

Activists needed to fight the Millennium Pipeline Company’s proposed Eastern System Upgrade Project, which poses an unacceptable risk to people, homes, and businesses right here in the Catskills!

This proposed expansion includes two new noisy, dirty and dangerous 22,400 horsepower natural gas compressor stations. One is proposed in Sullivan County, in the Town of Highland, and the other would be an addition to the existing Hancock Compressor Station, in Delaware County.
 

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO STOP THE EXPANSION! We need as many people as possible to go the extra step and INTERVENE in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) regulatory process to make sure our voices are heard! The deadline to intervene is Thursday, September 1, 2016, just a few days away, so I hope you will act right now.
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Breaking news on extending the film tax credit to the Catskills and Hudson Valley

We're so pleased with the wonderful news that last night the New York State Assembly extended the Empire State Film Production Tax Credit Program to the Catskills and Hudson Valley, a move that will encourage film production in our region and foster economic growth. The Senate already passed this bill earlier this year, and it is now awaiting the Governor’s signature.

Mountainkeeper and activist supporters like you have been strong and persistent advocates for this legislation. Last March Mountainkeeper submitted a letter to the Governor requesting the Tax Credit expansion signed by over 30 entertainment professionals including Chevy Chase, Natalie Merchant, Debra Winger, Mary-Stuart Masterson, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Bowermaster and Aidan Quinn.
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VICTORY! New York Rejects Constitution Pipeline.

In an amazing victory for our forests, waterways and communities, New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has formally denied the water quality certification as required by the Clean Water Act for the proposed Constitution Pipeline.

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Only days left to stop the pipeline. Are you in?

April 26 is looming large.

That’s the deadline Governor Cuomo has to act to kill the Constitution Pipeline -- or else New York State will waive its right to stop this disastrous, climate-wrecking project.

All the Governor and his Department of Environmental Conservation need to do is deny the pipeline a water quality certification.

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JUST 5 DAYS LEFT TO REJECT THE CONSTITUTION PIPELINE!

Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have the power to reject this pipeline once and for all, right now! All DEC needs to do is deny water quality certification under the Clean Water Act by April 26thand the pipeline project is dead, period. This is New York's chance to protect our State's rights, our people and our waterways. SEND THE GOVERNOR A MESSAGE NOW!

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