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Toxics Targeting's 2017-2018 Campaign to End New York's
Addiction to Fossil Fuel Energy




Introduction

I am thrilled to provide this detailed report of Toxics Targeting's highly successful 2017 - 2018 Fossil Fuel Campaign to end New York's addiction to polluting fossil fuels that contribute to global climate change.

I want to thank each and every individual, group, elected official and financial contributor that has worked with such great dedication to support Toxics Targeting's sophisticated and uniquely effective campaign involving government data research, public policy advocacy, citizen organizing, coalition building and media outreach.

As I will document below, our front-line efforts are safeguarding public health and the environment in New York. Given our proven track record of success, we are also providing a formidable model of powerful citizen action and sound energy policy advocacy that can be replicated from coast-to-coast.

Our Cohesive Campaign's Growing Successes

Our campaign's third year was its best one yet. We are still keeping New York 100% shale-frack-free by thwarting state approval of waterless gelled propane shale fracking proposed in Barton, NY. Our state is the only one in the nation that has adopted a strict prohibition against fracking its large underlying shale formations.

Moreover, Toxics Targeting's relentless, laser-focused, 24/7 campaign has now been instrumental in killing nearly $5.0 billion in proposed fracked gas transmission pipelines, storage facilities and compressor stations across Upstate New York. This record of success is unmatched anywhere else in America.

Our campaign is extremely effective because Toxics Targeting meticulously documents illegal toxic hazards and generates massive and sustained media coverage. We work closely with elected officials, hundreds of groups and and thousands of battle-hardened activists who pressure Governor Cuomo by echoing precise public policy requests, writing poignant personal letters and deluging him with knowledgeable phone calls. With each hard-fought victory, our campaign grows stronger.

In contrast to our tightly coordinated, hard-hitting "research/advocacy/organizing" campaign, environmental groups in Downstate New York failed to stop ANY fracked gas pipelines, power plants or distribution system upgrades through "just say no," "not in my backyard," political corruption, civil disobedience, litigation and sustainable energy arguments that only generated meager levels of political opposition.

Similar modest efforts across the country could not halt shale fracking or the fossil fuel infrastructure build-out that is engulfing the nation. It is all too obvious that national environmental and energy groups lack a meaningful plan to counterbalance the power of America's giant energy corporations.

Against that background, Toxics Targeting aims in the coming year to implement an innovative new plan to help address all of these daunting energy advocacy challenges. We believe our efforts can profoundly alter the course of fossil fuel events in New York and across the country.

The Problem: America Needs a Plan B to End Its Addiction to Fossil Fuels

The main problem is that for more than 30 years sustainable energy advocates have proposed that wind, solar and other renewable alternatives must replace coal, oil and natural gas in order to cut "greenhouse gas emissions" and avoid global climate change disaster. Unfortunately, fossil fuels are more dominant than ever.

Energy activists have led the public to believe that our nation is making progress in leaps and bounds toward achieving a 100% sustainable energy future. This is sadly far from true.

The bottom line is that wind and solar energy alternatives generate very little energy because they are intermittent, expensive and technically complex to adopt. Wind and solar systems typically generate zero energy more than half of each and every day and require huge back-up capacity to meet daily demand.

This explains why New York's total wind and solar energy output is less than four percent. Nationwide, wind and solar supplies only seven percent of America's energy.

See: Electric Energy Production in New York State by Fuel Source 2017 and Electric Energy Production in the United States by Fuel Source 2017

Meanwhile, America's output of fossil fuels has skyrocketed to the highest levels in 40 years due to high-volume shale hydrofracking that recently spread from coast-to-coast. Given this massive glut, America is investing at a stunning rate in a new generation of fossil fuel power plants and distribution systems. Domestic oil and natural gas is also being exported to foreign markets.

See: U.S. Natural Gas Gross Withdrawals 1981-2018 and U.S. Field Production of Crude Oil 1920-2018

Toxics Targeting's New Energy Minimization Plan of Action

This grim energy reality has persuaded Toxics Targeting to focus on an exciting new plan to minimize statewide fossil fuel energy consumption by massively expanding insulation, weatherization and energy efficiency programs. Our goal is to cut New York's energy demand by at least one-third.

This strategy is consistent with a plan that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo voiced in 2016, but neither funded nor implemented:

"The least expensive and most effective way to meet our state energy goals is simply to reduce the overall energy consumption of New York's homes, businesses, and institutions by making them more efficient. Increasing energy efficiency also lowers utility bills for customers and enables businesses to reduce their operating costs."

It is hard to envision any downside to this proposal since it protects the environment and public health while saving money. New York already has a variety of energy efficiency programs, but they are extremely small-scale. Additional funding must be provided to expand these programs. Economies of scale could then dramatically drive down the cost of energy efficiency retrofits.

Utilities should manage energy retrofit programs. Ratepayers would not have to make any up-front payments and would pay back the improvement costs solely through their energy savings. By saving one-third of their utility costs, the payback period could be as short as perhaps three years.

If our innovative energy minimization proposal can be implemented in widespread fashion, there could be major benefits for New York and states across the nation. In addition to reducing fossil fuel pollution, massive numbers of jobs could be created by building a workforce to retrofit millions of homes, schools, businesses and government facilities in the years to come.

How Toxics Targeting Plays an Outsized Role in Safeguarding New York From Shale Fracking and Fossil Fuel Hazards

Toxics Targeting's involvement with energy policy grew out of our experience as an environmental database firm in Ithaca, NY that maps and profiles more than 850,000 known and potential toxic sites in our state, including natural gas and oil production facilities. We assist many of the most respected engineers and environmental consultants in the nation, but our firm also has decades of data research and public policy advocacy experience.

In late 2009, Toxics Targeting launched a last-ditch, 11th hour campaign to protect New York from proposed shale hydrofracking, a vastly polluting extraction method which uses pressurized water to crack deep shale formations in order to release natural gas and oil. At that time, environmental and energy activist groups had concluded it was all but hopeless to try to halt fracking in our state.

Toxics Targeting jumped into the fray. During the ensuing six-year political battle, we conducted an unprecedented 24/7 grassroots campaign which documented 200 years of natural gas and oil extraction pollution hazards in New York. Our unrelenting efforts generated local, statewide, national and world-wide media coverage.

We ultimately organized tens of thousands of Fractivists into a powerful political fighting force which played a key role in battering Governor Andrew Cuomo into prohibiting shale hydrofracking 100% on a statewide basis.

Unfortunately, this prohibition did not bar waterless fracking. As a result, we have continued our battle to prohibit a proposed gelled propane fracking project in Barton, NY.

No other state in the nation with major shale formations has replicated New York's landmark fracking prohibition achievement. We are the only state to adopt a strict policy of not permitting any fracking of large, underlying shale formations.

See: New York Marcellus Shale Campaign 2009 - 2017

The Solution: Toxics Targeting's Three-Pronged Fossil Fuel Energy Minimization Strategy is Already Achieving Landmark Victories

In the aftermath of our unlikely 2015 fracking victory against seemingly insurmountable odds, Toxics Targeting quickly expanded its campaign to end New York's addiction to all fossil fuel energy. Our state is the fifth largest consumer of electricity in the nation. In less than three years Toxics Targeting has made stunning progress toward achieving that goal.

Toxics Targeting is minimizing our state's production and consumption of fossil fuels by implementing a three-pronged coordinated strategy that involves extensive research, advocacy and organizing efforts driven by sustained media coverage.

First, Toxics Targeting is systematically strangling to death all natural gas and oil production activities in our state by preventing shale fracking and repeatedly documenting natural gas and oil extraction hazards. In nine years, our efforts have reduced statewide fossil fuel output to the lowest levels in four decades.

When our campaign began in 2009, more than 300 natural gas and oil production wells were "completed" annually in New York.

Since 2015, however, only two conventional or vertical gas production wells have been completed in New York. Oil well completions similarly plummeted. Because gas and oil production wells are "playing out" without getting replaced, there are now 1,000 fewer production wells in our state.

In comparison, more than 10,000 fracked gas production wells have been completed in Pennsylvania since shale fracking began in 2008.

New York's current daily oil output would not even fill one backyard swimming pool and is almost not worth doing from an economic perspective. Extraction costs increased after Toxics Targeting required more strict regulatory controls for oil and gas production, notably a ban on wastewater dumping into public treatment plants.

At this rate of decline, New York could end all fossil fuel production in the foreseeable future. This has never happened in the history of American extraction mining.


See: New York's Plummeting Natural Gas and Oil Production

Second, Toxics Targeting's robust campaign has now killed nearly $5.0 billion in proposed interstate pipelines, compressor facilities and gas storage projects that would perpetuate New York's addiction to fossil fuels for decades to come. This record of success is unheard of.

Our broad coalition is working hard to adopt a statewide moratorium on fossil fuel infrastructure project approvals.

See: Coalition Letter Which Requests That Governor Cuomo Adopt a Statewide Moratorium on Fossil Fuel Project Approvals

See: Groups, institutions and entities referenced by signatories to: Coalition Letter Which Requests That Governor Cuomo Adopt a Statewide Moratorium on Fossil Fuel Project Approvals

Our campaign was instrumental in repeatedly preventing Governor Cuomo from granting essential state permits and Section 401 Water Quality Certifications for giant proposed fossil fuel projects across Upstate New York, including the Constitution, Northeast Energy Direct and Northern Access interstate gas transmission pipelines, the expanded Arlington Methane Gas and Crestwood Liquefied Petroleum Gas storage facilities and the NG Advantage "virtual pipeline" compressed gas truck transfer station.

See: Crestwood Gas Storage Campaign to Protect Seneca Lake and Campaign Involving a Proposed Compressed Natural Gas "Virtual Pipeline" in Fenton, NY

Unfortunately, Downstate environmental and energy groups could not replicate these successes by employing "just say no," "not in my backyard," political corruption, civil disobedience, litigation and sustainable energy advocacy. They failed to halt ANY fracked gas projects, including the Spectra, Algonquin Incremental Market, Atlantic Bridge and Valley Lateral Pipelines, the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) and Cricket Valley Power Plants and the Millennium Eastern System Upgrade.

Toxics Targeting's record of achievement is especially noteworthy because a vast infrastructure build-out is sweeping the nation due to shale fracking oil and natural gas production that has reached historic levels. There are now nearly one million fossil fuel production wells nationwide.

Third, Toxics Targeting has concluded that the only practical way to reduce fossil fuel's contribution to climate change is to use less of it. This can be achieved adopting public policies and providing funding to bolster simple, cost-effective energy reduction methods.

For example, an inexpensive programmable thermostat could reduce energy consumption by 10%, but less than half the households in America have them. Home insulation can cut energy consumption, but 90% of all homes across the nation are believed to be inadequately insulated. Combined with improved lighting technology and energy efficient appliances, there is no dispute that energy use can be cut by at least 33%.

Toxics Targeting believes that New York's more than eight million housing units must be retrofitted with state-of-the-art energy efficiency systems in the years to come as a top political priority. If this can be accomplished, the fossil fuel reductions, energy cost savings and economic benefits would be staggering.

New York's 2030 50% Renewable Energy Goal Has Virtually No Chance of Being Implemented

Sustainable energy advocates often tout New York's 2015 plan to produce 50% of its electricity through renewable alternatives by 2030. Unfortunately, this plan has virtually no chance of being implemented because the reality is that our state's expansion of sustainable energy alternatives is almost non-existent.

Moreover, conventional power production systems are not likely to be supplanted by wind and solar energy alternatives because they are so intermittent and inefficient that they generate no electricity most of each day and require huge back-up capacity to meet energy demand.

At best, the "capacity factor" of solar photovoltaic and wind energy systems in New York is likely between 20% and 45% due to weather and latitude factors. In the incredibly unlikely event that New York achieves its 50% sustainable energy goal, a "40% and 45% Installed Reserve Margin" would be required according to the New York State Independent System Operator. See page 10 at NYISO comments.

This explains why New York's Renewable Energy Vision (REV) strategy includes so much fracked gas power generation. Ironically, adoption of wind and solar alternatives would require our state to become dependent on fracked gas for decades to come.

After two new dual fuel fracked gas with oil back-up power plants (CPV and Cricket Valley) go on-line and the ancient Indian Point nuclear power plant is decommissioned perhaps in 2020 to 2021, New York will likely generate more than 50% of its energy from fossil fuels. Paying off the debt on a power plant typically requires 40-50 years.

There is very little room for wind and solar energy expansion because in addition to fossil fuels, nuclear power generates one-third of New York energy and is being subsidized through 2028 by a more than $7.0 billion utility ratepayer fee. Hydropower also generates nearly 20% of the state's energy.

Energy activists strongly support electric cars, but vehicles powered by electricity generated by burning fracked gas and oil are not much of an improvement over cars running on gasoline. Both would contribute to global climate change

Conclusion

For all of these reasons, the only way to cut fossil fuel consumption in a meaningful way is to reduce New York's overall energy demand by at least one-third by launching the most aggressive statewide weatherization, insulation and energy efficiency programs in the nation. Toxics Targeting's goal is to require dedicated funding to implement low-cost, tried and true energy minimization systems in every community in our state.

In 2017, New York's 10-year forecast for energy use was projected to decrease 0.23% annually. This was the first energy decrease perhaps in the history of our state. Toxics Targeting aims to take action to dramatically accelerate this nascent energy demand reduction using all means possible.

Toxics Targeting believes that minimizing energy consumption is the only practical way to end America's addiction to polluting fossil fuels. Our plan is to simply stop consuming energy that is overwhelmingly generated through non-sustainable means.

Energy advocates often point to a study which predicts that states could achieve massive expansion of sustainable energy alternatives, but that pie-in-the-sky proposal has faced devastating technical criticism and would require sweeping technological advances that are unlikely to be achieved any time soon.

See: Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future

Nevertheless, the beauty of Toxics Targeting's energy minimization plan is that it does not conflict in any way with wind, solar and other sustainable energy alternatives. In the unlikely event that those systems are adopted on a vastly expanded scale, it still makes good environmental, public health and economic sense to use as little energy as possible, if only to save consumers money.

Moreover, our energy minimization proposal is entirely viable due to Toxics Targeting's proven ability to forge widespread political support for well-documented, sensible plans using the sophisticated data research, public policy advocacy, coalition building, grassroots organizing and media outreach methods that our campaign worked so hard to perfect over the last nine years.

In conclusion, Toxics Targeting's proven track record of hard-fought successes bodes well for establishing a fossil fuel minimization project that aims to translate daunting goals into victories. If this can be achieved in New York, our local achievements could be replicated across the nation.

Against that background, I am pleased to provide below a detailed summary of Toxics Targeting's 2017 - 2018 New York Fossil Fuel Campaign.







News Coverage





News Conference 6/1/2018 - Finger Lakes LPG storage leakage concerns





Data Analysis


LPG Fire, Explosion and Illegal Wastewater Discharge Hazards in Bath, NY

Documented Compressed Gas Fires, Spills and Toxic Discharges in New York State Involving Pipeline Incidents, Delivery Truck Accidents and Compressor Station Problems

Dryden Town Planner Log of Dominion New Market Pipeline/Borger Compressor Station meetings, phone calls and other activities: 2/17 - 5/17

Town of Dryden Supervisor Jason Leifer Dominion New Market Pipeline/Borger Compressor Station Phone Log 2/17 - 5/17

ExxonMobil or Corporate Predecessor Environmental Data Regarding New York State

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

Dominion New Market Pipeline Expansion Project

US Salt 2016 & 2012 Consent Orders

Selected States Oil, Gas and Injection Wells Maps

Standard Oil Pipeline Pollution Documents

Letter to Commissioner Seggos requesting a retraction and clarification re: spill # 9806491 cleanup

Letter to Gov. Cuomo Re: Oil Padding

International Salt Company Fuel Oil "Padding" Spill Reading, NY

Letter To Gov. Cuomo Re: Proposed Dominion New Market Pipeline Expansion Project

Letter Which Requests That FERC rescind its "Conditional Approvals" for Dominion New Market Pipeline, Arlington Gas Storage and Constitution/Iroquois Pipelines

Letter to U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Which Requests That the Section 401 Water Quality "Blanket Authorization" Be Rescinded For Proposed Dominion New Market Pipeline Expansion Project

Request that EPA Region 2 Rescind the Section 401 Water Quality Certification "Blanket Authorization" Improperly Granted by DEC for the Proposed Dominion New Market Pipeline Expansion Project

Statement of Walter L. T. Hang 218 Wait Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 September 6, 2016

Letter to Governor Cuomo requesting denial of hydrocarbon storage permits applications for Reading, NY facilities

Reading, NY Spill Compilation

Tompkins County Legislature - Request for Public Hearing re: Dominion New Market Pipeline

Dominion/CNG Transmission Spill 9912031 Closed for Questionable Reasons

Dominion Pipeline (earlier known as CNG) spills

NYSDEC Letter to Tioga Energy Partners re: Notice of Incomplete Application for Propane Waterless Hydraulic Fracturing (WLHF) Well Drilling Permit

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

1/11/16 Letter to Governor Cuomo Regarding Constitution Pipeline Company's Request to FERC for authorization to begin "tree-felling activities"

Natural Gas, Crude Oil and Petroleum Product Pipeline Fires, Explosions, Accidents, Ruptures and Spills




Coalition Letters

Coalition Sign-on Letter Requesting Enforcement of Dryden's 5/24/17 Letter to Dominion Transmission Inc and the Town's Public Utility Approval Moratorium

More Than 750 Signatories to Coalition Letter Which Requests That Presidential Candidates Pledge to Ban Nationwide Improper Disposal of Toxic and Radioactive Fracking and Oil/Gas Wastewater

National Coalition Letter Which Requests That Presidential Candidates Pledge to Ban Toxic-Polluting Disposal of Fracking and Conventional Oil and Natural Gas Wastewater

Coalition Letter Which Requests That Governor Cuomo Adopt a Statewide Moratorium on Fossil Fuel Project Approvals

Groups, institutions and entities referenced by signatories to: Coalition Letter Which Requests That Governor Cuomo Adopt a Statewide Moratorium on Fossil Fuel Project Approvals

New York Presidential Primary Candidate Pledge to Oppose the Constitution Pipeline and Support Five Innovative Energy Policies

Coalition Letter Which Requests That Governor Cuomo End New York's Addiction to Fossil Fuels

Coalition Letter Which Requests That Governor Cuomo Deny All Section 401 Water Quality Certification Applications

Coalition Letter Which Requests That Governor Cuomo Prohibit the Use of Gelled Propane, LPG and All Other "'Environmentally Friendly' or 'Green' Alternatives" Shale Fracking Methods Pending SEQR Review



Personalized Letters

Request That Governor Cuomo Deny Both a Gas Storage Permit for the Proposed Crestwood/Inergy LPG Storage Facility in Reading, NY and Approval for a Proposed Compressed Gas Truck Transfer Facility in Fenton, NY

Even More Powerful, Personalized Letters Which Request That President Obama Ban Improper Fracking Wastewater Dumping

More Letters to President Obama - 1-3-2017

Personalized Letters Which Request That President Obama Ban Improper Oil and Nat. Gas Wastewater Disposal

Please Fulfill Your 2012 State of the Union Promise by Banning Five Types of Outmoded Natural Gas and Oil Fracking Wastewater Disposal

Powerful Personalized Letters Which Request That Governor Cuomo DENY All Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Approvals in New York

Personalized letters to Governor Cuomo which Request That He Deny All Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Approvals in NYS

Self-explanatory letter which allows citizens to request that Governor Cuomo DENY a Section 401 Water Quality Certification required for the proposed project to be constructed

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

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

3-31-16 Continuing Deluge of Letters to Governor Cuomo to Kill the Proposed Constitution Pipeline

3-24-16 - Additional Pipeline and Fracking letters to Governor Cuomo

3-21-16 More Pipeline and Fracking letters to Governor Cuomo

Latest Compilation of Section 401 Constitution Pipeline and Gelled Propane Letters Sent to Governor Cuomo

3-11-16 Even still more Cuomo Constitution Pipeline letters

3-7-16 Still More Cuomo-Constitution Pipeline letters

Incredible Fractivist Letters From Coast to Coast Request that Governor Cuomo Deny the Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Proposed Constitution Pipeline


Action Alerts
Deciphering Governor Cuomo's Denial of the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Pre-Construction Air State Facility Permit Renewal for its Valley Energy Center Power Plant

Thanks For All Your Kind Words/Check Out an Excruciatingly Detailed After-Action Report on the Crestwood Gas Storage Battles in Reading, NY

Proposed Finger Lakes/Crestwood LPG Gas Storage Facility in Reading, NY is DEAD/Governor Cuomo Fulfilled our Requests to DENY a Critical Gas Storage Permit/Fractivists Help Safeguard Seneca Lake

Deluge Governor Cuomo With Calls to Require Him to DENY the Gas Storage Permit Requested for the Proposed LPG Facility in Reading, NY on Seneca Lake

Proposed LPG Salt Cavern Storage Leakage Concerns Near Seneca Lake Reported to DEC Circa 2011!!! / DEC Inexplicably Failed to Require an LPG Salt Cavern Leakage Study to be Conducted Immediately

Urgent Crestwood Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Storage Action Alert/Require Governor Cuomo to DENY a Critical Gas Storage Permit In Order to Protect Seneca Lake

Wahoo!!! Proposed Compressed Natural Gas "Virtual Pipeline" Project in Fenton, NY is Reportedly Dead/Another Giant Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Project Bites the Dust in New York

Fire, Explosion and Illegal Toxic Wastewater Discharge Hazards Documented at LPG Storage Facility in Bath, NY/Take Action to Protect Seneca Lake from LPG Contamination Threats

Happy Fractivist Thanksgiving

Thank you so much for helping our wonderfully successful campaign that began eight years ago TODAY!

Important Day Looming/Tale of Two Cities/Live and Learn

Thank You for Supporting Toxics Targeting's Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Campaign/See Detailed Report/Great News Regarding Pennsylvania

What All of Our Hard Work Has Achieved/New York Could Soon be the First State in the Union to Halt All Fossil Fuel Production

Important Update on Our Efforts to Kill the NG Advantage, LLC Proposed Compressed Natural Gas "Virtual Pipeline" Facility in the Town of Fenton, NY

I Hope That You Will Enjoy Some Very Good News/Keep Calling Governor Cuomo to Oppose a SPDES Permit for the Proposed Compressed Natural Gas Truck Transfer Station in Fenton, NY

Thank You for All Your Generous Support/Please Help Toxics Targeting End New York's Addiction to Fossil Fuels

Keep Taking Concerted Action to Require Governor Cuomo to Kill a Proposed "Virtual Pipeline" Natural Gas Compressor Station and Truck Transfer Facility in Fenton, NY

One for All, All for One: Help Protect Fenton, NY From a Proposed "Virtual Pipeline" Natural Gas Compressor Station and Truck Transfer Facility

Take Urgent Action to Require Town of Dryden Officials to Halt the Borger Compressor Station Expansion by Enforcing Local Regulatory Requirements and a Public Utility Approval Moratorium

Wahoooo!!! State Supreme Court Judge Halts Work on Proposed Port Dickinson "Virtual Pipeline" Compressed Gas Truck Transfer Facility

Take Action Today to Require Governor Cuomo to Kill the Proposed Port Dickinson "Virtual Pipeline" Compressed Gas Truck Transfer Facility

Demand That Dryden Supervisor Jason Leifer Immediately Enforce the Town's Public Utility Approval Moratorium Regarding Dominion New Market Pipeline/Accept No Excuses/Promise to Remember in November

Beat the Bushes for More Signatories/Dryden Public Utility Approval Moratorium Could Stop Dominion New Market Expansion of the Borger Compressor Station

Urgent Alert to Require the Town of Dryden to Enforce Its Own Public Utility Approval Moratorium for Dominion New Market Expansion of the Borger Facility

WE DID IT!!!!!! /Town of Dryden Announces Suspension of Local Approvals for Dominion New Market Pipeline and Will Require a Special Use Permit Proceeding for Borger Compressor Station

Pour It On. Take Immediate Action to Require Dryden Town Supervisor Jason Leifer to Halt Dominion New Market Pipeline

Town of Dryden Dominion New Market Pipeline Campaign Update

5/1/17 Atlantic Bridge Pipeline Approval is a Cautionary Tale/We Are Down to the Nitty Gritty in Our Efforts to Halt Dominion New Market Pipeline

Another Stunning Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Victory in NYS/Crestwood's Proposed Arlington Methane Gas Storage Project Bites the Dust/Seneca Lake Not Yet Protected From Proposed LPG Fossil Fuel Storage Project

Take Urgent Action to Halt Dominion New Market Pipeline/Demand That the Town of Dryden Withdraw All Local Approvals and Require Governor Cuomo to Revoke the SPPP

Thanks to Everyone Who Attended the Amazing Dominion Energy Public Meeting on May 1, 2017/Take Urgent Action to Stop the Proposed Expansion of the Borger Compressor Station on Ellis Hollow Creek Road in Dryden, NY

Calling All Fractivists/Show up at a Crucial Dominion Energy Public Meeting on May 1, 2017 to Stop the Proposed Expansion of the Borger Compressor Station on Ellis Hollow Creek Road in Dryden, NY

Thanks to One and All Who Helped Stop Northern Access Pipeline/Read the Enthralling Section 401 Water Quality Certification Denial Letter

Another Hugely Important Interstate Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Kill/Thanks and Congrats to Everyone Who Helped Thwart Northern Access Pipeline

More Important Information to Require the Town of Dryden and Governor Cuomo to Revoke all Approvals for the Proposed Expansion of the Dominion New Market Borger Compressor Station

Keep Writing and Calling to Require the Town of Dryden to Withdraw all Local Approvals for the Dominion New Market Pipeline Expansion of the Borger Compressor Station/Hold Governor Cuomo Accountable

Front-Page Coverage for Our Dominion New Market Campaign/Take Action to Require the Town of Dryden to Avoid Borger Compressor Station Pollution Problems It Acknowledged to Governor Cuomo

FERC Grants Dominion New Market Pipeline Wetland and Waterbody Protection Variances/We Must Now Require the Town of Dryden and Governor Cuomo to Enforce Critical Local and State Environmental Safeguards

Town of Dryden Supervisor Writes FERC to Oppose Granting Dominion's Requested Wetland/Waterbody Protection Variances and Notice to Proceed Until the Concerns We Documented Are Resolved

Town of Dryden Dominion New Market Pipeline Campaign Update/Nothing Has Yet Been Resolved/We Are Moving Political Mountains But We Must Keep Pushing Hard

Keeping Calling and Writing the Town of Dryden Board to Make Sure That Dominion New Market Pipeline Cannot Proceed

We Are Still Batting 1.000 to Kill All Proposed Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Projects, At Least for Now/Pour it on/We are Hanging by a Thread

Take Action to Persuade the Town of Dryden to Suspend or Withdraw Local Approvals for the Proposed Dominion New Market Pipeline

Important New Development in Our Campaign to Kill the Proposed Dominion New Market Pipeline

Keep Calling and Writing to Kill Critical Wetland and Waterway Protection Variances for Dominion New Market Pipeline

We are tying FERC into the Gordian Knot/Keep Calling and Writing to Kill Newly Requested Wetland and Waterway Protection Variances for Dominion New Market Pipeline

Time is of the Essence: Keep Calling and Writing to Kill Newly Requested Wetland and Waterway Protection Variances for Dominion New Market Pipeline

Take Urgent Action to Kill Newly Requested Wetland and Waterway Protection Variances for Dominion New Market Pipeline

We Have Just Begun to Fight/TAKE URGENT ACTION TO REQUIRE GOVERNOR CUOMO TO RESCIND HIS AUTHORIZATION FOR DOMINION NEW MARKET PIPELINE

EMERGENCY ALERT/CALL AND WRITE GOVERNOR CUOMO TO REQUIRE HIM TO RESCIND HIS AUTHORIZATION FOR DOMINION NEW MARKET PIPELINE TO BE BUILT

Take Action Today to Require President Obama to Make Sure That Donald Trump Cannot Frack America

Take Urgent Action Today to Stop Donald Trump From Fracking America

Update on Your Incredibly Powerful Personalized Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Moratorium Letters

NEW YORK LED THE NATION IN CUTTING NATURAL GAS AND OIL PRODUCTION BETWEEN 2007 and 2015!!!

Dominion New Market Pipeline Project NOT Approved by DEC/Keep Cranking Out Personalized Letters/Keep Calling Governor Cuomo

Thank You for Supporting Toxics Targeting's Miraculously Successful Campaign to Keep New York 100% Free of Shale Fracking and New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Projects

Pour it On to Require Governor Cuomo to Deny All Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Approvals in New York/See Amazingly Powerful Personalized Letters

Help Require Governor Cuomo to Deny All Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Approvals in New York/Big Finish to our Shockingly Successful 2016 Infrastructure Campaign!!!

Keep Pushing to Require Presidential Candidates to Pledge to Ban Improper Shale Fracking Wastewater Disposal Nationwide

Wonderful News Regarding Requiring Presidential Candidates to Pledge to Ban Improper Shale Fracking Wastewater Disposal Nationwide

How Far We Have Come/Keep Calling and Writing Governor Cuomo to Kill Dominion New Market and Crestwood Gas Storage/More Important News Very Shortly

Congrats on Another Glorious Day in New York Without Shale Fracking/More News Coverage for our Dominion New Market Pipeline and Crestwood Gas Storage Campaign Efforts

Front-Page, Lead-Story Coverage for our Kill the Dominion New Market Pipeline Campaign/More Than 300 Personalized Letters Sent/"Very High Level of Calls" Reported by Governor's Staff

Five Days to Kill the Dominion New Market Pipeline/Extensive Press Coverage Launches New Coordinated Campaign/Call and Write Governor Cuomo Till You Drop

Take Urgent Action to Require Governor Cuomo to DENY Section 401 Water Quality Certifications Required for the Dominion New Market Pipeline and Other Fossil Fuel Projects Across New York

More Great Media Coverage/Dominion New Market Pipeline Battle/Beat the Bushes for More Coalition Letter Signatories

New Campaign to Require Governor Cuomo to Adopt a Statewide Moratorium on Pipelines, Power Plants, Compressor Stations is Off to a Stupendous Start

Please Sign a New Coalition Letter Which Requests that Governor Cuomo Adopt an Unprecedented Statewide Moratorium on Fossil Fuel Project Approvals

Constitution Pipeline Victory News Coverage/battle continues as pipeline investors promise "all available options" challenge to overturn landmark Section 401 denial decision

Cuomo Administration Fulfills Our Requests to Deny the Section 401 Water Quality Certification for Proposed Constitution Pipeline/Great Work/Wow/Thanks so Much

Take Immediate, Urgent Action to Require Governor Cuomo to DENY the Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Constitution Pipeline

More Major National Media Coverage/Please Support Toxics Targeting's Campaign to Safeguard New York From Shale Fracking and Fossil Fuel Hazards

The Political Eyes of the Nation Are on New York and Our Campaign to Kill the Constitution Pipeline and Halt New York's Addiction to Fossil Fuels/Start Bird-Dogging the Candidates

The Next Two Weeks Could be Historic for Fractivists in New York/Breaking New York Times Story Regarding Upcoming Presidential NYS Primary/Become a Signatory to Our New Coalition Letter

No Tree-Felling Allowed for Proposed Constitution Pipeline Until at Least 11/1/16/One Month to Kill the Pipeline by Requiring Governor Cuomo to DENY its Requisite Section 401 Water Quality Certification

New Pipeline Safety Oversight Audit by State Comptroller Confirms Widespread Natural Gas Hazards Documented in Toxics Targeting's Compilation of 114 Pipeline Explosions, Fires, Ruptures and Toxic Releases

More Amazing Letters/The Fallacy of Compensatory Mitigation/Check Out a New Video/Keep Slugging

Ten Days Until Tree-Felling Deadline for Proposed Constitution Pipeline/40 Days and Nights to Require Governor Cuomo to Deny the Section 401 Water Quality Certification Required for the Constitution Pipeline

Do Not Let Governor Cuomo Silence Your Voices/Exercise Your Democratic Rights or You Might Not Have Them

Walter Hang Interviewed by Cornell Economics Student Regarding Toxics Targeting's Shale Fracking and Infrastructure Campaign 3/22/16

Keep Calling and Writing Governor Cuomo to DENY the Section 401 WQC Required for The Proposed Constitution Pipeline to be Built/Another Week Down, Two to Go Until the 3/31/16 No Tree-Felling Deadline

One Week Down, Three to Go Until 3/31/16 Tree-Felling Deadline/Keep Calling and Writing Governor Cuomo to DENY the Section 401 WQC Required for The Proposed Constitution Pipeline

The Next 30 Days Could be Critical in Deciding the Fate of the Proposed Constitution Pipeline/Take Relentless Action to Require Governor Cuomo to DENY the Section 401 WQC for That Proposed Project

Hear, Hear/Wow, What Incredible Letters/Power to the People/Keep Calling and Writing Governor Cuomo to Kill the Proposed Constitution Pipeline

FERC TREE FELLING ALERT/New Personalized Form Letters for Your Advocacy Convenience/More TV Coverage/Contact Governor Cuomo to Kill the Section 401 WQC for the Proposed Constitution Pipeline

Governor Cuomo Still Has Not Denied the Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the Proposed Constitution Pipeline/Coal Power Plants Face Natural Gas Conversion Problems/Visiting Schlumberger in Horseheads

Special Alert: Governor Cuomo Will Be in Dunkirk, NY at 10:30 AM This Morning/Oppose Converting Coal-Fired Power Plants to Natural Gas/Request that the Governor End New York's Addiction to Fossil Fuels

Check out the Huge Banner Headline for an Article That Reports our Pipeline Research and Successful Organizing Efforts/Keep Calling Governor Cuomo/Tree Clearing Already Underway in PA

Please Become a Signatory to a Very Important New Coalition Letter to End New York's Addiction to Fossil Fuels/More Front-Page Coverage for our Kill the Pipelines Campaign

Important New Development/Call Governor Cuomo TODAY to Kill the Proposed Constitution Pipeline/Stop Climate Change Hypocrisy

Governor Cuomo flooded with Kill the Constitution Pipeline Calls/Pour it on/Phone banking tips

Keep Calling Governor Cuomo to Request That He Deny the Section 401 WQC for the Proposed Constitution Pipeline/More Press Coverage/Ugly FB Debate/Where We Stand

No Decision Yet on Constitution Pipeline Section 401 Water Quality Certification/Keep Deluging Governor Cuomo With Calls/More Press Coverage

TAKE URGENT ACTION NOW TO KILL THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION PIPELINE/Yet Another Stupendous State of the State Rally

2016 State of the State Kill the Pipelines Rally

Emergency Alert: Critical New Development for Proposed Constitution Pipeline/Hope to See You at State of the State on 1/13/16

Come to State of the State on 1/13/16 to Tell Governor Cuomo to DENY Gelled Propane permits for Barton, NY and all Section 401 Certification Applications for Gas Pipelines and Infrastructure Projects

Keep New York 100% free of shale fracking and pipeline hazards in 2016/Announcing an Astounding New Campaign That Builds on Everything We Have Achieved

Wonderful News About Working Well Together to Achieve Great Goals

Major New Pipeline Campaign Now Underway in NYS With Implications That are Truly Mind-Boggling and Inspiring/Extensive Media Coverage Summarized

Request That Governor Cuomo Deny All Section 401 Water Quality Certification Applications for Proposed Natural Gas, Crude Oil and Petroleum Product Infrastructure Projects Across NYS