Constitutoin Pipeline Suffers Another Setback

By Natasha Vaughn
January 12, 2018
Monroe county Sheriff Todd Baxter says the 'person of interest' in this case was found dead in his car in Pennsylvania.

ALBANY -- The Constitution Pipeline project is once again on hold after its petition was denied Thursday by the Federal Energy Regulation Commission.

After being denied permits at the state level last year, the Constitution Pipeline had attempted to have the decision overturned on a federal level.

The company trying to build the controversial natural-gas pipeline that would run through the Southern Tier and into the Catskills had filed a petition to build the 124- mile long pipeline.


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Community Solar Projects Booming in Mid-Hudson

From today's Times Herald Record

“There was a barrier to community solar in the past because you couldn’t get any sort of financial incentive for participating,” said Katherine Nadeau of the Livingston Manor nonprofit Catskill Mountainkeeper, which is helping locals sign up with solar farms. “If you produced more solar energy than you used, there was no way to sell the energy back to the grid.”

To learn more and sign up to go solar, visit


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Draft Regs To Be Prepped To Ban Fracking In Delaware River Basin

Source: WAMC Northeast Report by Allison Dunne

September 15, 2017

Governors of New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania have approved a resolution to issue draft regulations to permanently ban fracking in the Delaware River Basin. Environmentalists and the natural gas industry criticized the resolution, for different reasons.

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US: People Power

Source: Al Jazeera 

June 21, 2017

Earthrise meets the men and women at the forefront of the grassroots movement for US action against climate change.

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Petition against fracking delivered to Gov. Cuomo

By Morgan McKay

July 24, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The battle over fracking the Delaware River is heating back up again as a group marched to the New York Capitol to hand over a petition signed by thousands of residents.

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Narrowsburg to celebrate Riverfest

Celebrate the beauty of the Delaware River and the artistic bounty of the community at Narrowsburg’s 27th annual Riverfest, a free event presented by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance on Sunday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This annual gathering is the flagship event for the hamlet of Narrowsburg as well as the Upper Delaware River region, attracting visitors from near and far with a full day of art and activities surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

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Voters to weigh in on land bank measure

By Dan Heath

June 30, 2017

PLATTSBURGH — A constitutional amendment will be on the ballot in November that would create a land bank to improve public safety and telecommunications in the Adirondack Park and Catskills.

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Maurice Hinchey, who served in Congress and state Assembly, has rare brain disease

By Rick Karlin:

June 27, 2017

Former Hudson Valley Congressman and Assemblyman Maurice Hinchey, a Democrat who spearheaded efforts to remove PCBs from the Hudson River, is suffering from a rare terminal neurological disorder that is robbing him of the ability to speak and causing Parkinson’s-like symptoms, his family said on Tuesday.

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Hein Releases Statement on Prescription Take Back Legislation

By Mona Kazour (Patch Staff):

June 22, 2017

Hein realizes 'many heroin addicts get their start by abusing legal prescription drugs and some by simply stealing excess medication'. 

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By Tom Johnson

June 15, 2017

If Democratic candidate for governor wins election, it could help swing Delaware River Basin Commission to follow his call on fracking

fracking rig
Credit: NPR StateImpact
Fracking rig in Greene County, PA
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