YOU ARE HERE Launches!

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

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The Climate March, Explained

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We know, it’s a complicated event. Here’s our guide  to the march logistics and our picks for the best satellite events leading up to Sept. 21st.

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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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Reportback: FERC rally in DC

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The march on FERC headquarters was a resounding (if soggy) success! For the full summary and lots of great photos, click here!

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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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June 2014 Reportback

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June was a time to hit the road AND the streets for Sane, with outdoor events in Long Beach, Westchester, the city’s harbor and West Village. Indoors, we testified at a City Council hearing and continued putting final touches on our Mapping … 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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The Photo Booth Project

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The Photo Booth Project is a stealth meme campaign for renewables. Who knows where these photos may show up, or when, or where they’ll be taken. Want in? Tweet @renewableby2030! (Love, thanks and sane energy to all the participants!) Photography by Erik McGregor, Backdrop … 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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Reportback: The Minisink Hearing, or, FERC Gets a Clue

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The first thing we want to say about our trip to Washington DC for the Minisink hearing is how grateful we are for the network of activists statewide who joined this caravan. We arrived by bus, van, car and train, from … 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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How New York State Could be Entirely Renewable by 2050

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Update: For more about The Solutions Project (links, videos, how to get our free postcards for your next meeting) click here after you read below.  Here at Sane Energy Project, we are big fans of the Stanford University studies on … 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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The Regulatory Trap

Excerpt from the CELDF Democracy School: 1. The regulatory system guarantees that the environment will be damaged, that the system actually permits it to occur, and that the system is built to recognize certain constitutional constraints. 2. Our “engaging in the regulatory … Continue reading

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