No Fracked Gas Cayuga

Cayuga Power Plant Opponents Hold Forum and Rally

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / September 8, 2018

LANSING, NY — Finger Lakes community leaders and climate activists held an educational forum and rally in opposition to a planned fracked gas power plant on the shores of Cayuga Lake. The No Fracked Gas Coalition held an educational forum in the morning at the Lansing Community Center, to an overflowing crowd of about 150 local citizens, followed by a noontime press conference and rally at Lansing Middle School.

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Cynthia Nixon, Zephyr Teachout Campaign in Ithaca

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / September 4, 2018

by Thomas Giery Pudney and Natasha Vaughn “‘When I am governor I will ensure that the Cayuga power plant is never fueled by fracked gas,’ said [Cynthia] Nixon as the crowd roared. ‘Four years ago the governor banned fracking in New York state… it doesn’t mean much if we are still importing so much fracked gas and…

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Lansing, Gas, and Money

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / September 3, 2018

by Jamie Swinnerton “’I’m not here to say just shut the plant down,’ [Irene] Weiser said. ‘I’m saying, look for a better alternative. Look for an investment that’s not going to disrupt the quality of life for the people that live there, possibly put danger on the roads. Find an alternative that moves in the…

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New York Governor Candidate Discusses Platform at Ithaca Event

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / September 3, 2018

by Krissy Waite “At the event, [Cynthia] Nixon announced her plan to transition New York to 100 percent renewable energy, focusing in on Cayuga Power Plant’s plan to transport out-of-state natural gas to Ithaca. The plan would allow 50 to 120 trucks per day to transport natural gas to the power plant. Instead, Nixon said…

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Cynthia Nixon Promises to Convert Cayuga Power Plant Into a Renewable Energy Facility, Vows Plant Will ‘Never’ Run on Fracked Gas

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / September 1, 2018

by Sarah Skinner “Sandra Steingraber, a local biologist who was a visiting scholar at Cornell from 1999 to 2003, also decried the ‘public health menace’ of the local Cayuga energy plant in an introductory endorsement, calling it a ‘dinosaur power plant that is [Cuomo’s] legacy.’” The Cornell Daily Sun covers the attention given to the…

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Cynthia Nixon: ‘Cayuga Power Plant Will Never Run on Fracked Gas’

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / September 1, 2018

by Kelsey O’Connor “‘Fracking was banned because the science showing its harms was carried into the public arena by a tremendous grassroots movement. We all did that,’ [Dr. Sandra] Steingraber said. ‘Our work is not done. We stopped fracking and now we need to stop the build out of fracking infrastructure. The people of the…

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Andrew Cuomo Faces An Environmental Revolt

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / September 1, 2018

by Alexander C. Kaufman “Last month, Cuomo ignored calls from local activists in the Finger Lakes region to scuttle plans to convert one of the state’s oldest coal-fired plants into a gas-fired power station. Opponents say the plant would require convoys of between 50 to 120 trucks to deliver natural gas to the Cayuga Lake…

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Fighting Over Use of Fracked Gas for Power Plants

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / August 29, 2018

by Capital Tonight Staff “Burning gas and burning coal are, from a climate point of view, equally villainous.” Dr. Sandra Steingraber responds to the myth of “clean natural gas” and other issues, together with No Fracked Gas Cayuga and Fossil Free Tompkins’ Irene Weiser, in a 9-minute interview with Spectrum News. Watch the clip

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Letter: Nixing Methane Gas Benefits Everyone

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / August 28, 2018

by Marta Schaff “The opponents of the proposed gas-burning power plant in the Finger Lakes region who gathered in Albany earlier this month… are speaking up for more than concern about increased truck traffic in their communities. Their fight against the use of natural gas serves us all.” An Albany Times Union Letter to the…

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Oscar-Nominated Director Josh Fox Speaks Against Fracking

By No Fracked Gas Cayuga / August 27, 2018

by Matthew McGowen “According to Fox, one of the primary drivers behind the visit to Cornell was to support local efforts by No Fracked Gas Cayuga, a recently formed group that opposes the burning of fracked gas from Pennsylvania in the Cayuga Power Plant.” The Cornell Daily Sun covers filmmaker Josh Fox’s visit and dedication…

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