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Activist Takes Aim at Gel Propane Fracking

An anti-fracking activist says he will continue to pressure Governor Cuomo to explicitly ban another form of the drilling practice.

Statement of Walter L. T. Hang Regarding Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Proposed Clean Energy Standard Binghamton, NY May 10, 2016

Greetings. My name is Walter L. T. Hang. I am a life-long resident of New York and have lived in Ithaca since 1988. Thank you for the opportunity to comment on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Proposed Clean Energy Standard in the State Energy Plan (SEP).

4-25-2016 - Thank You excerpts for Constitution/NED Pipeline Victories

Fractivists sent some very kind thank-you notes regarding our successful efforts to kill the Constitution and Northeast Energy Direct (NEC) pipelines. These notes of gratitude should be shared among everyone who helped with those victories. Thank you for all of your assistance.

NY pipeline opponents flex muscle

ALBANY – With one natural-gas pipeline effectively rejected and another pulled off the table last week, anti-pipeline activists are flexing their political muscle in New York.

Constitution Pipeline investors vow legal fight

Supporters of the Constitution Pipeline rally Thursday in Binghamton.

ALBANY -- The investors behind the proposed Constitution Pipeline vowed Monday to fight a state agency's decision to deny them a crucial permit, accusing the state of "flagrant misstatements."

Constitution Pipeline to Take Legal Action

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- "Shock. I was stunned. I literally couldn't believe it. I was enormously relieved," said Toxics Targeting President Walter Hang.

It's a feeling many clean energy advocates shared in the wake of Friday's decision regarding the Constitution Pipeline.

Constitution Pipeline developers vow to fight New York permit rejection

(AP/WBNG Binghamton) Developers of the Constitution Pipeline say they'll challenge the legality of New York's rejection of a critical permit for the 124-mile conduit from Pennsylvania's shale gas fields to eastern markets.

Opponents Hope they Can Stop a Third Pipeline

Robert Kennedy Jr speaks at a rally against the now defunct Constitution pipeline at the state Capitol on April 5th.

In the past week, two major natural gas pipelines have been scrapped in New York. A third, which would expand a line that is near the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant, is still scheduled, but opponents are putting pressure on Governor Cuomo to use his persuasive powers with the federal government to stop the expansion.

4-22-2016 More Letters to Governor Cuomo to Kill the Proposed Constitution Pipeline

Governor Cuomo Please Deny All Section 401 Water Quality Certification Applications for Proposed Fossil Fuel Pipelines in New York

Dear Governor Cuomo:

My name is B O, MD and I live at _____ Street, ___, NY 13326.

I write today because I am very concerned about the impact of natural gas infrastructure on the public health of New Yorkers. As a physician who cares primarily for people who are seriously ill, I am continuously reminded of the tragic impact that environmental toxins can have on susceptible individuals.

Hundreds Rally For Constitution Pipeline

The battle over the Constitution Pipeline continues. This afternoon hundreds rallied in favor of the project in downtown Binghamton.

Protesters arriving at Chelsea Clinton event in Ithaca

Photo by Jolene Almendarez/The Ithaca Voice

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Protesters from several organizations have begun arriving at Coltivare Restaurant in downtown Ithaca to protest presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's stance on various national issues.

Sanders wins support from New York's climate movement

NOTE: The following news article is in Danish. An English translation follows.

Bernie Sanders Focuses on Climate Change at Binghamton Rally

BINGHAMTON (WENY) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of 5,000 supporters Monday morning in Binghamton.

He discussed issues from criminal justice reform, to health care accessibility, and free college tuition. The crowd most passionately responded to Sanders' dire warning of the need to address climate change.

New York energy policy now an issue in Clinton-Sanders contest

ALBANY — Hillary on fracking. Bernie on Indian Point.

Energy policy in New York has entered the national conversation as the media focuses on the state's April 19 presidential primary, one of the most competitive in years.

Delays continue as Constitution Pipeline remains dormant in New York

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Construction of the Constitution Pipeline is on hold once again in New York.

Even with federal approval for the Constitution Pipeline back in December 2014, officials can't move forward with the project until the section 401 water quality certification is passed in the state.

Gas Pipeline Opponents Hope to Influence NY Presidential Primary

Robert Kennedy Jr. is the attorney representing the opponents of the Constitution pipeline, through the Pace (University) Environmental Litigation Clinic, which he founded.

Fracktivists, as anti-hydrofracking activists are called, hope to play a role in New York’s presidential primary. They are asking Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, as well as Republican candidates, to take a stand against the Constitution pipeline and other natural gas pipelines that, if approved, could criss- cross the state.

Both Sides of Constitution Pipeline Debate Seek Action Before Deadline

Proponents of the Constitution Pipeline are calling on New York State to give it's final approval to the project before it's too late.


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