“This movie is good in the sense that it shows a lot of people who haven't been paying attention to what's going on with gas drilling, the impact to a community and people's lives,” said Wes Gillingham, Program Director for Catskill Mountainkeeper...

 

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Today's Local News Briefs FROM: Albany, Accord, Coxsackie, UCCC

Kingston Daily Freeman-January 4, 2013

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Catskill Mountainkeeper Woodstock is organizing carpools and vans for people who want to attend an upcoming rally ...

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Digging Into the Practice of Fracking

KRTV Great Falls News-Dec 30, 2012

Ramsay Adams, who runs the environmental group Catskill Mountain Keeper, describes the problems: "You've got spills, you've got aquifer ...

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Fracking Health Impact Study Details Requested By New York ...

Huffington Post-Dec 18, 2012

Groups signing the letter include Catskill Mountainkeeper, Common Cause, Environmental Advocates, the Natural Resources Defense Council ...

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Supporting Home Rule Over Fracking in NY: NRDC Files Brief On ...

Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)-Dec 11, 2012

The brief—filed on behalf of Catskill Mountainkeeper; Delaware Riverkeeper Network; Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland County; Otsego ...

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Coalition Formed to Ban Fracking

Oneonta Daily Star-December 11, 2012

One of these is the Catskill Mountainkeeper, an organization that promotes sustainable growth in the Catskills. Program director Wes ...

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Americans Against Fracking Formed by 100 Groups

Akron Beacon Journal (blog)-Dec 7, 2012

Including organizations such as 350.org, Berks Gas Truth, Breast Cancer Action, CREDO Action, Catskill Mountain Keeper, Center for ...

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Mountainkeeper and More than 100 Groups Launch Americans Against Fracking

December 11, 2012 By Mark Boshnack

The Oneonta Daily Star A national organization was recently formed to oppose the controversial method of oil and gas extraction known as hydraulic fracturing. More than 100 groups came together this month to launch Americans against Fracking, a national coalition dedicated to banning the practice. One of these is the Catskill Mountainkeeper, an organization that promotes sustainable growth in the Catskills. Program director Wes Gillingham said joining the coalition was important because “the regulatory process (in the state) has turned into a political process.” 

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Testing Clears Binghamton Water of Fracking Impact

Press & Sun-Bulletin-Nov 23, 2012

However, Wes Gillingham, program director for the environmental group Catskill Mountainkeeper, said the city is wise to monitor its water ...

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Fracking Sand May Pose Health Hazard To Workers, Residents

Huffington Post-by Lynne Peeples-Nov 16, 2012

Wes Gillingham of Catskill Mountainkeeper, a grassroots advocacy group, is looking ahead to what may come if New York state opens up its ...

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