No Fracked Gas Cayuga

County Committee Votes to “Urge” DEC Rejection of Cayuga Natural Gas Plan

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / November 9, 2018

by Edwin Viera “Residents from communities all across Tompkins County showed up for the public comment portion of the meeting, which last around 90 minutes. Pleas were made with the committee to support ‘Resolution A,’ which asks for the DEC to reject the proposal outright…” Ithaca.com featured coverage of the Tompkins County Planning, Development, and…

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Dozens of Tompkins County Residents Demonstrate Against Cayuga Power Plant

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / November 9, 2018

by Matt Steecker “Dozens of Tompkins County residents demonstrated in unified opposition Friday to a Cayuga Power Plant proposal to burn fracked gas — and a county legislature committee agreed.” The Ithaca Journal covers the County’s Planning, Development and Environmental Quality Committee’s 4-1 vote on the stronger of two resolutions opposing the repowering of the…

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Tompkins County Legislature PDEQ Votes 4:1 in Favor of Strongly Worded Resolution Opposing Repowering of Cayuga Power Plant

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / November 9, 2018

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2018 Tompkins County Legislature Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee (PDEQ) votes 4:1 in favor of strongly worded resolution opposing repowering of Cayuga Power Plant with fracked gas. Resolution to be considered by the full Legislature on Tuesday, November 20   Ithaca, NY – In a stunning 4:1 decision in…

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Hundreds of Halloween Postcards Signed

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / October 31, 2018

October tabling by volunteers has resulted in hundreds of Halloween-themed postcards sent to Governor Cuomo, as well as meaningful informal Q&A with the public about the Cayuga Power Plant proposal. Send your own Halloween-themed online letter here.

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Virtual Pipelines: Convenient for Industry, a Burden on Communities

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / October 30, 2018

by Karen Edelstein “FracTracker has modeled the five most likely scenarios that would take compressed natural gas from a loading station in northern Pennsylvania to the Cayuga Power Plant in Lansing. All of the scenarios bring the trucks through populated communities, in dangerous proximity to high-risk facilities where both human safety and evacuations are problematic.”…

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Mothers Out Front Partnering with No Fracked Gas Cayuga

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / October 3, 2018

One of our campaign partners is the local organizing team from Mothers Out Front. These intrepid mothers and grandmothers have been organizing in Tompkins County for the past two years to stop gas build out. They are bringing together a team of Lansing residents to organize a local campaign to inform and mobilize the local…

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Guest Editorial

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / September 18, 2018

by Kathy Russell As stewards of the environment, Governor Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are morally responsible for a public trust – the beauty, stability, and integrity of our air, water, land, wildlife and the health of all people. This trust will be violated if they allow… keep reading

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Global Climate Change Calls For Global Action

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / September 14, 2018

By Zoya Mohsin, Lansing Star  I’m an international student from Mombasa, Kenya studying Environmental Science at Cornell University. Growing up in Malawi and Kenya has really shown me the true ‘offsite’ impacts of climate change. In 2015… Keep Reading

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Letters to the Editor: Response to Lansing, Gas, and Money

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / September 10, 2018

by Anthony Ingraffea “Science shows that the effects of climate change are accelerating because we are not reducing greenhouse gas emissions, like those from the current and proposed operation of the plant, fast enough.” Cornell University Professor of Engineering Anthony Ingraffea responds to one of the perspectives in the recent Tompkins Weekly piece,”Lansing, Gas, and…

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Cayuga Power Plant Opponents Hold Rally

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / September 8, 2018

by LiteRock 97.3 staff “‘When methane starts to rise, so do moms,’ said Kathleen Quinn-Jacobs, Dryden resident, Mothers Out Front, Tompkins. ‘We won’t sit idly by while another fracked gas power plant goes on line, further destabilizing the climate and polluting the air our children breathe. The most solemn duty of parents is to protect…

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