Fracking 2.0 -- Oil Transport A Disaster Waiting to Happen
Last week’s news reports said that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) had made a stunning reversal by rescinding its previous approval of a permit to Global Partners to build a boiler to heat heavytar sands at their oil processing facility at the Port of Albany. Addressing this issue was a significant step for the NYSDEC and we thank them for doing the right thing and getting this process started. But the devil is in the details.Read more
Yesterday's explosive front page LA Times story exposed that water in irrigation ditches in California's Central Valley—one of the nation’s biggest and most significant agricultural regions—has tested positive for toxic chemicals found in oil waste.Read more
Fracking 2.0 – The Fight Against Gas and Oil Infrastructure
NO NEW PIPELINES – Join us in Schoharie, NY for a press conference and rally to Stop theNortheast Energy Direct Pipeline
At a time when we should be weaning off fossil fuels and prioritizing clean, green, sustainable energy policies, we are seeing a proliferation of fossil fuel infrastructure projects.
The latest is the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline, which would go through Susquehanna County in Pennsylvania, parallel the proposed route of the Constitution Pipeline in much of New York and into Massachusetts and New HampshireRead more
The fight to prevent NY from becoming a fossil fuel distribution center
Right now, federal authorities are considering a proposal to build the Port Ambrose LNG Project, a deep water liquified natural gas import facility near New York Harbor, at an offshore site between Jones Beach, NY and Long Branch, NJ...
The fight to prevent New York State from becoming a massive distribution center for fossil fuels drilled in other states
If someone came into your community and told you that they had to take your land via eminent domain so they could build a gas or oil pipeline;...Read more
What’s so special about the Catskills? This film explores this question in interviews with artists, historians, environmentalists, farmers, residents and visitors. It looks at the Catskill's history as a mecca for recreation, health, and artistic pursuits. And its critical role as the watershed that supplies water to millions in the New York metropolitan area and stands as a role model for the rest of the country.
Fresh off of Valentine's Day and with lots of snow piling up in the Catskills, now is a great time to show your love for all the great trails in our area.
Show your support for the Catskills by joining Catskill Mountainkeeper and theCatskill Park Coalition for the annual Catskill Park Awareness Day in Albany on Tuesday, February 10th, at 10 am...Read more
Renewable NY is Catskill Mountainkeeper's campaign to bring renewable energy options to every community, resident and business in New York.
And the year ahead is going to be a big one for the renewable energy movement in New York.
Here's just some of what's happening:
-The NY-Sun Initiative has been extended through 2023, and is projected to bring down the cost of solar by a factor of 10, create 3,000 megawatts of new solar capacity adequate to power almost 500,000 homes, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2.3 million tons annually...Read more
In a historic decision in December 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he will ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in low permeable shale in New York State. This is a huge win for New Yorkers, but the fight is far from over.
So what’s next?
The ban still has to be made “official,” and faces potential lawsuits from gas and oil companies, as well as landowners who have sold leases to gas companies.Read more