The Infrastructure Report: NED Pipeline

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One of the largest and most outrageously unnecessary projects yet proposed is the Kinder Morgan “NED” (Northeast Energy Direct) pipeline, which would span from Pennsylvania through New York (along an almost identical route as the Constitution) then cross over into … Continue reading

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The Importance of Understanding “Renewing the Energy Vision” (or, as we prefer it, WTF is REV?)

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Here at Sane Energy Project, we’re all about envisioning a future of, um, well, sane energy. Shortly, there will be public hearings held statewide on REV (Reforming the Energy Vision), an initiative that will determine our future energy choices, and it is … Continue reading

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Momentum Building Against Port Ambrose!

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What a terrific demonstration of bottom-up, grassroots organizing in action: Radiating out from Long Beach, Long Island, the chorus of voices against the Port Ambrose LNG project is amping up in a big way: Not only did we knock it out of the … Continue reading

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The Infrastructure Report, January 20, 2015

FERC is not the only agency involved in infrastructure projects. Right now it’s all about the NYS DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation), which may play a crucial role in whether several projects ever get the necessary permits needed to begin … Continue reading

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Reportback on the Port Ambrose Hearing

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Citizens of New York: You done good! Standing room only at the Port Ambrose hearing in Jamaica, Queens. Gratitude to the more than 400 folks who came out on a freeeezing night! Well-tuned testimonies from both elected officials and citizens ran for more than … Continue reading

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Port Ambrose: Get Your Rep Involved

Great, so you’ve already called Governor Cuomo to ask him to veto Port Ambrose* and now you want to know what else you can do: One of the best uses of your time would be to ask your local town … Continue reading

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Dragonslayer Report, Dec. 22, 2014

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• NYS KILLS HVHF DEAD: Banning fracking this past Wednesday was a huge win after years of effort. Of course, we know this is a beginning and not an end. But to answer some of the questions we’ve been getting, it … Continue reading

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FERC’s Dysfunctional Dominion Hearing Creates Backlash

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In his book, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell discusses several historical examples, from Northern Ireland to the American Civil Rights movement, when public resistance has been spurred (and subsequently succeeded) whenever the powers that be have gone overboard in their … Continue reading

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Reportback from AIM Hearing

This is a guest post from our friend Paul Stark, who attended the recent hearing on the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project. Paul is a member of the NYC Grassroots Alliance. Thanks Paul! I went to Buchanan’s Village Board meeting … Continue reading

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Climate Week Reportback

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By Patrick Robbins Here at Sane Energy Project, we’ve had a pretty quiet couple of days, you know, nothing big. Except for the premiere of our groundbreaking mapping tool on Saturday, the biggest climate march in history on Sunday, a … Continue reading

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YOU ARE HERE Launches!

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For two years, Sane Energy Project has been working in collaboration with our upstate allies and talented technical consultants to create a groundbreaking, interactive mapping tool that catalogs the existing and proposed shale gas infrastructure in New York State. Now, you can … Continue reading

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YOU ARE HERE photos

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The contributors to the mapping project joined us to put a human face on the places at risk or already devastated by fracking infrastructure in New York. These are our neighbors, and they are dealing with pipelines, compressor stations and … Continue reading

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FERC and the Regulatory Trap

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By Citizen Sane (John Trallo) Reposted with permission  The oil and gas industry, as they work towards turning North America into a ‘third-world’ style extraction colony, is now in the process of expanding their pipeline infrastructure on an unprecedented scale. The agency that … Continue reading

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Will Casino Deal Open New York to Fracking?

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Bottom line: Yes, it could. As of today, June 30, 2014, land within Madison and Oneida counties (just east of Syracuse) that is owned by the Oneida Indian Nation becomes eligible for conversion to federal “Trust” land and subject to Bureau of … Continue reading

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Know Your Adversary

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How tax subsidies fuel Spectra Energy’s dark energy future By Owen Crowley Market Realist recently ran an excellent, must-read investor’s guide to Spectra Energy. This report describes Spectra’s corporate structure and details Spectra Energy (SE) and affiliates’ plans to build out gathering, … Continue reading

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Good News Bulletin: A Major Win Against FERC

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A decision issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals on June 6, 2014 could have far-reaching and positive effect on the future of pipeline and infrastructure build out in America. The case involves the Northeast Upgrade Project (NEUP), a series of four … Continue reading

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The Radon Hearing Scared the Pants Off Us.

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We’ve been following the radon story for close to three years, and we still learned things at the May 9th Assembly hearing that blew us away. Video of the hearing should be required viewing for any legislator who hesitates to sign onto … Continue reading

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Is New York’s Shale Worthless?

On January 16th, 2014, the New York Society for Ethical Culture and a host of local electeds, plus community and environmental groups presented a panel of experts who had examined the well data coming out of Pennsylvania, and compared it … Continue reading

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Keep up with us!

For the latest news and events, we strongly encourage you to connect via our Facebook page, which we update multiple times a day. Also check out the Action Alerts and Events page, and keep up with the Food Not Fracking campaign as well!

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What’s Next for Port Ambrose?

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You are cordially invited to help us unite on our special day and start the next phase of our engagement with Politicians, Leaders and The Public to say No to LNG and “renew our vows” to bring renewable energy to the … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Attend the Port Ambrose LNG Hearing

The draft EIS has been released and the public hearing will take place in Queens on January 7th. Click here for details of the hearing. Click here for basic info on Port Ambrose. Click here for sample comments/additional resources.

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