Thursday, January 29, 2015

STOP THE PIPELINE to Hold Comment Writing Event at Green Earth Feb 7 and 21

Stop the Pipeline to Hold Comment Writing Events at Green Earth Help Convince the DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) to Deny Water and Air Quality Permits to the Constitution Pipeline Members of Stop the Pipeline (STP) will hold two comment writing events on Saturday, February 7th and Saturday, February 21st, from 2:00-6:00 PM at The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. These are part of the campaign to convince the DEC to deny water and air quality permits for the Constitution Pipeline. Constitution received conditional approval from the federal government but can't be built without permits from NY State. Pipeline construction endangers long-term water and air quality, creates a threat to headwaters and related stream systems, and compromises spawning and viability of important fish species. With Constitution, wholesale tree stripping, especially on hillsides, will lead to increased flooding in an area recently devastated by more frequently occurring 100-year inundations. Landowners, many facing eminent domain proceedings, will lose property value and access, and the quality of life they have established through years of hard work. The Constitution with its associated compressor stations, and a second pipeline project proposed by Kinder Morgan, are a threat to our health, environment, land values, and way of life. Join your neighbors in telling the DEC to do what is environmentally and ethically correct – deny Constitution Pipeline the 401 water quality certificate and air quality permit. With the help of STP volunteers, create personalized letters from sample comment letters and Talking Points. Bring a laptop if you have one, or just bring your pen. For more information, see

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Fracking Ban Rally and Celebration in Albany Rescheduled for January 21


Due to the passing of former Governor Mario Cuomo, the State of the State Address has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, January 21st. We lend our condolences to the Cuomo family. We are also writing to inform you that our rally and celebration has been re-scheduled for the 21st as well. See original e-mail with new date below. Thank you!

Fellow New Yorker Against Fracking, 

For many years, we were told fracking in New York was inevitable. That no one stops the oil and gas industry and that ultimately Governor Cuomo would cave. For many years, we said that a statewide ban was possible. That the power of the people could triumph over toxic fracking and that our Governor could be a hero by banning fracking and lead this country toward a renewable energy future. Four and a half years later, thankfully we were right.
With every great victory, comes a great party. And we are ready to celebrate and have some fun. For Renee, John and I, this campaign has been one of the most grueling, labor intensive, emotionally exhausting and hard won battles we've ever fought. We did it from a place of love for our family, friends and communities. We also did it for your families, friends and communities and all New Yorkers.
Please come and join us on January 21st in Albany from 11:30-12:30 pm for a celebration rally outside of the State of the State Address thanking the Governor and each other for this incredible victory and shift our focus to renewable energy. Following the rally we will be hosting a big party at the The Hilton Albany from 1:00-4:00 pm

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We would also like to ask you for an end of the year donation. Frack Action is a small yet powerful organization. Our team has been instrumental in developing the strategies and day-to-day organizing work that helped win a ban on fracking in New York. We have been able to do this because of support from you.

In the coming year, we plan to help lead the shift to New York becoming the renewable energy capital of our nation, as well as assisting people in other states where fracking is happening or is about to start. 

Please make a tax-deductible end of the year donation today. Click here to donate. Thank you.
We would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year in New York!

All the best, 

Julia, John & Renee
Frack Action