JUNE 12, 2012 Press Release: MUNICIPAL FRACKING BANS CHANGE THE GAME IN NEW YORK STATE
Press Release: June 4, 2012 WHAT THE FRACK?
May 24, 2012 Day of Action Targets Do-Nothing Senators
May 9, 2012 FRACKING AND BLASTING AMERICA . . . AND SHIPPING ENERGY OVERSEAS
March 13, 2012 ENERGY INDEPENDENCE? NOT REALLY
February 22, 2012 Home Rule Upheld in Court!
February 10, 2012 Press Release: Toxic Spills Routinely Unreported by the DEC
January 17, 2012 DEMAND LEGISLATIVE ACTION!
January 6, 2012 Keep the Letters Coming!
December 30, 2011 DEADLINE APPROACHES!
Also: ONE MORE PUBLIC HEARING, MARTENS ADMITS FLAWS IN DRAFT, CALLS FOR REWRITE. CATSKILL CITIZENS CALLS FOR AN EXTENDED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
November 2, 2011 Tell the DEC to scrap the Draft SGEIS.
Also:Home Mortgages at Risk ?
October 10, 2011 New Yorkers Living on the Shale say "No!" to Fracking
Also: DRBC Postpones Hearing on Fracking Regs
September 29, 2011 Four Meetings for Nineteen Million People?
Also: "Voters Trust Hydrofracking Opponents"
September 13, 2011 Three Months is Not Enough!
The Cuomo Adminstration insists that scientists, the medical community and the general public will have only three months to read, analyze and submit written comments on a 1,500 page plan that could contaminate drinking water supplies, endanger public health, destroy local economies, and put the taxpayers on the hook for millions in environmental clean up costs.
August 30, 2011 Gas, or Hot Air?
For the past several years, industry "experts" have been constantly inflating the estimated amount of gas in the Marcellus Shale. This week, the United States Geological Survey popped the bubble. Also: After caving to pressure and removing the billboard depicting water from the well of Craig and Julie Sautner, Park Outdoor Advertising made cowardice its official company policy."
July 21, 2011 Extend the Public Comment Period
Also: Tell the New York Times to keep Ian Urbina Drilling Down, Tell Congress to support the Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Exposure Elimination Act of 2011, and Leaked Department of Transportation Memo Describes a Fracking Nightmare.
July 6, 2011 The DEC Fails to Make Case for Fracking
July 1, 2011 http://catskillcitizens.org/updates/20110701.cfm
June 28, 2011 Is July 1st D-Day?
Also: Why Does Bradley J. Field Still Have a Job? and A New Low? (Even for the Post).
May 12, 2011 We Did It! You Did It!
In the face of overwhelming opposition, the Delaware River Basin Commission unanimously voted to table a request by ExxonMobil to withdraw 250,000 gallons of water a day from a Special Waters. Also:Thirteen Billion Is Not Enough, Now the Frackers Want Even More Corporate Welfare and Proof Positive: Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water.
May 5, 2011 Tell the DRBC to Say No to ExxonMobil!
Also: Maryland Sues Chesapeake And CWCWC sues the NYS DEC.
CCSE Update 2/28/2010
CCSE Update 2/13/2010
CCSE Update 1/12/2010
CCSE Update 1/1/2010
CCSE Update 11/12/2009
CCSE Update 11/03/2009
CCSE Update 10/19/2009
CCSE News Update (11/15/2008)
CCSE News Update (10/11/2008)
News from Albany and suggested legislation.
CCSE News Update (9/27/2008)
New York City Council holds hearings on gas drilling within the city watershed.
CCSE News Update (8/23/2008)
A Report on the Meeting with NYS DEC Executive Deputy Commissioner Stuart Gruskin
Where are the Gas Companies? (7/24/2008)
When landsman and gas companies began snapping up leases in our area last fall, virtually none of us had ever heard of the Marcellus Shale or hydraulic fracturing. None of us could imagine that in just a few years our quiet part of the country might become a scene of intense industrial activity.
Stealth Politics and Some Progress (7/1/2008)
The gas well spacing bill referred to as A10526/S8169 was passed by the State legislature and signed into law by Governor Paterson.
Where We Are... What We Can Do (6/15/2008)
Many of us wish gas drilling would just go away. So much of what we value seems threatened by the intensive industrial development that gas extraction will bring.