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Seneca Lake Activists Celebrate Decision to Nix Natural Gas Storage Project

More than 4 trillion gallons of freshwater fill Seneca Lake. It's the main source of drinking water for 100,000 people in the region.

"What Are You Hiding?" – Citizens Question Dominion Pipeline Project

Representatives of Dominion Transmission heard their company’s commitment to being a good neighbor questioned over and over in a meeting at the Varna Community Center on Monday, May 1.

Dominion attempts to calm pipeline concerns

Photo: Nick Reynolds

For the better part of a year, anti-natural gas activists and neighbors to a natural gas compression station up near Ellis Hollow have vocally opposed an expansion to the project intended to accommodate a greater amount of natural gas flowing through their community.

Report Finds Thousands Of Petroleum Spill Sites Left Unchecked - video

A new report from Toxics Targeting and NYPIRG found that oil and gas spills are not being properly cleaned up. The report focused on Exxon Mobil and its corporate predecessors, and looked at incidents dating back more than a century. Researched counted 3,500 spills that did not meet state clean-up standards. And now they want to see the situations properly resolved. With us to explain more are Walter Hang of Toxics Targeting and NYPIRG's Blair Horner.

Oil spill data across New York released

Report Finds Thousands Of Petroleum Spill Sites Left Unchecked

The New York Public Interest Research Group and Toxics Targeting have released details regarding oil contamination by Exxon Mobil across the state, including a spill reported in the Port of Albany. Nick Reisman reports.

Environmental activists say thousands of oil spills remain across state

ALBANY — Thousands of petroleum oil spills at storage facilities, pipelines and places like gas stations across the state have not been properly cleaned up, according to documents from the New York Public Interest Research Group and Toxics Targeting.

Cleanup Inadequate At NY Exxon Legacy Sites, Enviros Say

Law360, New York (April 21, 2017, 5:54 PM EDT) -- Environmental advocates on Thursday released an analysis of petroleum spills across New York allegedly from Exxon Mobil Corp. and its predecessors, arguing that more needs to be done to clean up the contaminants.

Oil spill report examines Exxon legacy in New York

State insists that it aggressively pursues clean-up, sanctions

State lax on cleaning up toxic sites left by ExxonMobil, report claims

ALBANY — Thousands of contaminated sites left by oil giant ExxonMobil and its predecessor companies have not been cleaned up because of lax action by state regulators, a new report claims.

Report finds delays in oil spill clean ups in New York

NYPIRG's Blair Horner and Toxic Targeting's Walter Hang present documents on unfinished oil spill clean ups in New York.

Environmental advocates say that New York State officials could do a better job of cleaning up pollution sites caused by the fossil fuels industry that they say in some cases, have dragged on for decades. Cuomo’s environmental aides defend their record.

Expected lawsuits don't follow NY fracking ban

Advocates on both sides of the years-long debate over natural-gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale had assumed it would be the courts -- not the governor -- that ultimately decided fracking's fate in the Empire State. So far, they've been wrong. Jon Campbell / Albany Bureau

More Powerful, Personalized and Persuasive Governor Cuomo Letter Excerpts In Support of Killing Dominion Pipeline and Adopting a Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Approval Moratorium

Governor Cuomo Please DENY All Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Approvals

Dear Governor Cuomo:

I am writing to respectfully request that you deny all fossil fuel infrastructure projects in New York State. As a physician who cares for patients who are struggling with life-threatening illnesses, many of which (cancer, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, etc) are impacted by environmental factors, it is clear to me that we must prioritize human health, and thus the safety of our environment, over all other concerns.

3/16/2017 Letter to Town of Dryden re: Dominion's Borger Compressor Station wetland variance request

Honorable Jason Leifer
Town of Dryden Supervisor
93 East Main Street
Dryden, NY 13053

Dear Supervisor Leifer:

I wrote to you on February 22, 2017 to request that you take urgent action to suspend or withdraw all Town of Dryden approvals required for the expansion of the Borger Compressor Station as part of the proposed Dominion New Market Pipeline Project.

Upstate Environmental Group Petitioning Dominion Pipeline Project

An upstate New York environmental group is petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to put a halt to a controversial pipeline project.


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