No Fracked Gas Cayuga

Sandra Steingraber at the State Of The State

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / February 11, 2019

by Steve Pierce “The fracked gas would be trucked in from Pennsylvania, causing misery and harm to our brothers and sisters in across our southern border but also filling our rural roads with compressed natural gas, putting at risk our farmers, our children…” No Fracked Gas Cayuga’s Sandra Steingraber spoke to WOOC 105.3 FM about…

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Could New York Go Carbon Free by 2050?

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / December 12, 2018

by Susan Arbetter “Two nights before Thanksgiving, over 100 Tompkins County residents, some toting frozen turkeys they’d just purchased for the holiday, packed a hearing room in downtown Ithaca. A resolution was on the county legislature’s agenda that opposed repowering a coal-burning power plant.”  Dr. Sandra’s Steingraber’s remarks, representing No Fracked Gas Cayuga, frame this…

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Sandra Steingraber on Fracked Gas Plant Opposition Update

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / December 3, 2018

by Tim Williams “What united everyone … was a sense that this is the moment now to NOT let the fossil fuel party continue by allowing this old Eisenhower-era coal burning power plant to make a lateral move to burned fracked gas hauled in from Pennsylvania … and instead shut this down and move toward…

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Legislature Opposes Power Plant Repowering

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / November 30, 2018

by Marcia E. Lynch “After listening to two hours of public comment and engaging in close to another hour-and-a-half of thoughtful discussion, the Tompkins County Legislature went on record against the Cayuga Operating Company’s current proposal to repower the Lansing coal-fired plant.” The Lansing Star covers the Legislature’s 12-2 passage of the resolution opposing the…

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Full text: Tompkins County Legislature Resolution Rejecting the Conversion of the Cayuga Power Plant

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / November 29, 2018

Here is the full text of the Tompkins County Legislature’s November 20, 2018 resolution opposing the Cayuga Power Plant’s proposal to convert from burning coal to burning fracked gas. Click here to see the full text PDF

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Tompkins County Legislature Opposes Power Plant Conversion To Natural Gas

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / November 21, 2018

by Celia Clarke “Over a hundred people filled the legislative chamber and about 50 spoke during a public comment period that lasted almost two hours. The majority opposed the plant re-opening.” WSKG covers the Tompkins County Legislature’s vote opposing the conversion of the Cayuga Power Plant to burn gas. Listen/read here

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Tompkins Legislature Opposes Shift to Natural Gas at Cayuga Power Plant

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / November 21, 2018

by Devon Magliozzi “The Tompkins County Legislature will send a strongly worded resolution to Albany opposing a proposal to convert the Cayuga Power Plant from coal to natural gas. About 50 members of the public spoke at Tuesday’s meeting in support of the resolution, which passed by a 12-2 vote.” The Ithaca Voice covers the…

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Tompkins County Legislature Votes 12-2 in Favor of Resolution Opposing Repowering of Cayuga Power Plant with Fracked Gas

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / November 21, 2018

For Immediate Release: November 21, 2018   Contacts: Lisa Marshall, Mothers Out Front, 850-291-5259 Sandra Steingraber, 607-351-0719 Irene Weiser, Fossil Free Tompkins, 607-435-3010   Tompkins County Legislature Votes 12-2 in Favor of Resolution Opposing Repowering of Cayuga Power Plant with Fracked Gas   More than 50 local residents—including scientists, health professionals, youth, faith leaders, unionists,…

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Committee Approves Recommendation on Future of Cayuga Power Plant

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / November 16, 2018

by Marcia E. Lynch “[Residents] expressed deep concern about continued dependence on fossil fuels, the dangers of an increase in greenhouse gas emissions including from methane, use of imported ‘fracked’ gas (inconsistent with the County’s past opposition to and the State’s prohibition of fracking), and the increased truck traffic and potential dangers associated with trucks…

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Local Residents Voice Concerns about Cayuga Power Plant Switch to Natural Gas

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / November 9, 2018

by Kelsey O’Connor “Of the crowd that came out, about 30 spoke at the special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Nearly all urged legislators to go with the first resolution that used stronger language.” The Ithaca Voice covers the Tompkins County Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee vote on the Resolutions addressing repowering…

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