Catskill Park passed over in budget, again

April 1,201 | Watershed Post

“It’s a sad day for the Catskill Park,” said Ramsay Adams, the executive director of Catskill Mountainkeeper and the co-chair of the Catskill Park Coalition, which spearheaded the lobbying effort. “One of the great gems of New York State is just completely ignored again.” Despite months of fierce lobbying in Albany, advocates for the Catskills region of New York did not convince lawmakers to earmark a package of funds for the Catskill Park in the 2016-2017 New York state budget, which was hammered into agreement in the wee hours of Friday, April 1.  Read more here


Lawsuit claims FERC is just rubber stamp for pipelines

March 8, 2016 | The Daily Star

The lawsuit, filed by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, argues that FERC is too intertwined with the industry it regulates to make it capable of making fair decisions, and is infected with so much structural bias that the constitutional right of due process is being violated.On Monday, the Second Circuit consolidated the lawsuit brought by Pace with one brought by Earthjustice on behalf of Catskill Mountainkeeper, which has made similar allegations about the FERC process.  Read More Here


Eco groups in Albany to blast Feds over pipeline tree cutting

February 17, 2016 | Times Union

Opponents of the Constitution natural gas pipeline on Thursday urged Gov.Andrew Cuomo to block the project by denying necessary water pollution permits from the Department of Environmental Conservation. Read more here.


Catskill Park preservation, expansion is an imperative

February 10, 2016|TimesHerald-Record

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, dozens of organizations that comprise the Catskill Park Coalition traveled to Albany to meet with legislators and representatives of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ask that $5 million of state funding be allocated to the Catskill Park as a first installment in an ongoing campaign to expand the recreational and economic value of this extraordinary preserve. Read more


Federal, state environmental regulators silent on pending law

Sep 1, 2015 | Albany Times Union
... project near the port that is home to 300 families; Scenic Hudson, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Center for Biological Diversity and Riverkeeper.
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Between the Groins: The Line is Drawn Now!

Aug 20, 2015 | The Rockaway Times 
Jessica Roff, of Catskill Mountainkeeper and one of our events biggest organizers, was answering many questions on the dangers of LNG off ...
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Sullivan Renaissance awards bestowed; A slight change in ...

Aug 12, 2015 | The River Reporter
 BETHEL WOODS, NY — The annual Sullivan Renaissance awards were ... SUNY Sullivan, Catskill Mountainkeeper and Montreign Casino.
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Gas pipeline foes push state to delay approval

Aug 11,  2015 | Albany Times Union 
Wes Gillingham, program director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, center, speaks during a news conference to call on the DEC to stop the ...
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National leader: Hudson Valley recognized for clean energy ef

Aug 10, 2015 | Fierce Energy 
Catskill Mountainkeeper, which works to keep the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains pristine. New York State Sustainable Business ...
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Gallo slams Noble & Noble over rail corridor hearing

Aug 8, 2015 | Mid-Hudson News
... Ulster County legislature, and various other private groups including Catskill Mountainkeeper. CMRR wishes to keep its entire line, however.
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