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.”
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LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY – In response to the draft regulations released today by the Delaware River Basin commission to ban fracking and discourage fracking wastewater importation and fracking-related water withdrawals, Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper’s Associate Director issued the following statement.
November 21, 2017
Livingston Manor, NY – Earlier today the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and Assemblywoman Gunther announced that the state will invest up to $50,000 in an Army Corps of Engineers study examining flood control and community preparedness in Livingston Manor. In response, Catskill Mountainkeeper issued the following statement, attributable to Ramsay Adams, Executive Director.
“Livingston Manor has been waiting for years for the Army Corps of Engineers to step up and address our persistent flooding issue. As climate change begins to impact our own hometown, making storms more dangerous and severe, New York’s commitment to lead on this issue is incredibly welcome. We look forward to working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, and Supervisor Rob Eggleton to address the flooding in a way that makes our community more prepared while protecting our waterways and wildlife. We thank Governor Cuomo, DEC, and Assemblywoman Gunther for their quick response to the October 30, 2017 flood, and their commitment to funding and addressing this problem.”
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.Read more
Catskill Mountainkeeper Commends Governors’ Vote for Fracking Ban
Livingston Manor, NY – Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, along with the Governors of Delaware and Pennsylvania, comprising a majority of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), announced that they voted in favor of a resolution to issue draft regulations that will permanently ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas in the Delaware River Basin.
Hurricane Irma & National Call to Address Climate Change
Seeing the catastrophic devastation from Hurricane Harvey, and anticipating the devastation of Hurricane Irma, has given us a moment to reflect and look for ways that we can help our fellow Americans cope with this unprecedented flooding. Standing in solidarity, we in the Catskills, a region prone to flooding, know that outside support is not only important but critical at these times. If you would like to offer aid to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, here are a couple ways to consider helping...Read more
On Friday, August 18th, Catskill Mountainkeeper participated in the Peekamoose Blue Hole clean-up, where volunteers collected dozens of bags of trash, and spent several hours scouring the surrounding area for garbage. Debris ranging from “micro trash” to full garbage bags that had been torn apart by wildlife were collected.Read more
We WON Our Day in Court!
Constitution Pipeline Loses Initial Round in Federal Case
Catskill Mountainkeeper Congratulates Cuomo Administration, DEC and Coalition Partners, calling VICTORY!
STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2017 Livingston Manor, NY – Today, Constitution Pipeline lost a federal case challenging the NY DEC’s refusal to grant the project a water-quality certificate for the $685 million project, which had previously received federal approvals. Represented by Earthjustice, Catskill Mountainkeeper had intervened in the case with two other groups to help DEC defend its denial.Read more
Should the Delaware River Basin have clean water and air? Tell the Delaware River Basin Commission to ban fracking in the basin!
Please sign our petition to tell the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to ban fracking in one of the most critical water resources in our country.
The Delaware River runs through five states, including 42 counties and 838 municipalities. It provides drinking water to over 17 million people, including two of the nation's largest cities -- New York City and Philadelphia.Read more
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