Gas-Drilling Fans, Foes Weigh in on NY Rule

A coalition of environmental groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Earthjustice, Riverkeeper, Catskill Mountainkeeper and Delaware...


Groups Say Fracking Proposal Deficient

By North Country Gazette On January 10, 2012 · Leave a Comment NEW YORK—Catskill Mountainkeeper,Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Earthjustice, ...


Catskill Mountainkeeper Featured in New York Times Article

Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper Program Director is quoted In Peter Applebome’s January 10, 2012 New York Times article, "

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Drilling Critics Face a Divide Over the Goal of Their Fight

With a deadline looming this week for the public to weigh in on gas drilling in New York State, the antifracking movement itself has become divided over what its goal should be: securing the nation’s toughest regulations, or winning an outright ban?....... “When we started out, what we wanted was more information on what this means for New York,” said Wes Gillingham, program director for Catskill Mountainkeeper, one of the first groups to focus on the issue. “No one had any thought about calling for a ban. But the more you find out about gas drilling and how it’s been practiced by the industry today, the more you realize it can’t be done safely. It would just be a disaster for New York State."


Fracking Will Poison New York's Drinking Water, Critics Warn

A former staffer at a state government agency responsible for regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has warned that allowing the controversial gas drilling method in New York would lead to contamination of the state's aquifers and would poison its drinking water....Wes Gillingham, the program director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, one of a large number of environmental groups active in opposing fracking in New York state, echoed Bayer."It is not just a matter of numbers of personnel. We need people overseeing the industry and inspecting the cement around the casings," he told the Guardian.


Local Anti-Fracking Group Heads to Albany

The bus full of Catskill Mountainkeeper anti-fracking activists left this morning. The group planned to rally before the State of the State Address today. ...


SOS Frack Rally

Anti-fracking grassroots organizations like New York Residents Against Drilling and Catskills Mountainkeeper held signs and chanted slogans warning that ...


Hydrofracking Opponents Stake Their Ground

... is full of grand accomplishments the incumbent is proud of,” said Wes Gillingham, program director of Sullivan County-based Catskill Mountainkeeper...


“Superhero” Ads, Protesters Pressure Cuomo on Fracking

Wes Gillingham, program director for Catskill Mountainkeeper - a member of the Water Rangers Coalition - says he and others will be outside the Capitol to ...


2011 Milestones by the Month - April, May, June

Phish selects Catskill Mountainkeeper as local grassroots group to promote. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman files lawsuit against DRBC for ...


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