January 18, 2018

NYC Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change

The lawsuit against Exxon, Chevron, BP, Shell and ConocoPhillips is the latest from a coastal city seeking to hold fossil fuel producers accountable
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News, January 11, 2018

Sandy floods NYC (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)


New York City is suing five of the largest oil companies over Continue reading

NYC Will Divest Pension Funds from Fossil Fuel Companies

New York City is taking historic steps to address the very real dangers of climate change
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmogBlog, January 10, 2018

Today New York Mayor Bill De Blasio announced a goal to divest New York City’s pension funds from fossil fuel reserve owners within five years. This makes … Continue reading

FERC Will NOT Overrule NY’s Denial for Constitution Pipeline Permit

FERC decision supports New York State DEC
By Robert Walton, UtilityDive, January 12, 2018

Finally, a FERC decision that does NOT support the oil and gas industry!

Dive Brief:

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Constitution Pipeline in NY Rejected by Court

Ny DEC had the right to reject the water permit required for the project
By Joseph Spector, Poughkeepsie Journal, August 18, 2017

Download the Court’s ruling as a pdf.
Read NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s statement about the ruling.

A federal Court of Appeals on Friday rejected a lawsuit from … Continue reading

Fracked Gas Exposes Families in PA and NY to Radioactivity

GAS FROM THE MARCELLUS AND UTICA SHALE PLAYS EXPOSE FAMILIES IN PA & NY TO RADIOACTIVITY.

DCS responded to the NY DEC radioactivity and solid waste regulation changes with important comments

Download DCS comments on Part 380 amendments as a pdf.
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Help Stop the Brookman Corners Compressor Station

A compressor station for the Dominion New Market pipeline project has been proposed in Brookman Corners, NY, and is now before the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for air permits. This compressor station should be opposed on health, quality of life, environmental and economic grounds. You can help stop Continue reading

Help Stop the Eldred Compressor Station

A compressor station for the Millennium pipeline has been proposed in Eldred, NY, and is now before the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC). This compressor station is opposed by many local groups on health, quality of life, environmental and economic grounds. You can help stop this project by filing an Continue reading

NYS Model Solar Energy Law

The New York State Model Solar Energy Law and Toolkit are Out

Introduction

This Model Solar Energy Law (Model Law) is designed to assist communities in New York State adopt zoning provisions that promote solar energy systems while protecting community character and the environment. The Model Law is intended as … Continue reading

New York Denies Critical Permit for Natural Gas Pipeline

Constitution Pipeline Project Halted,
NYS Denies Needed Permit

“The Department of Environmental Conservation said that in addition to its review of Constitution’s application and supporting materials, the agency also considered more than 15,000 public comments before reaching its decision.”
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | APRIL 22, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. — … Continue reading

Pipeline Continues New York’s Shame

I spent a recent Sunday in New Milford, Pennsylvania and was reminded of what life is like in a gas field.

I drove on pitted county roads turned into industrial thoroughfares for chemical and waste transport. I spoke with landowners who felt powerless to combat an industry that has claimed … Continue reading