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Welcome to Sane Energy Project! We are a New York-based organization working toward a sane energy future that includes shutting down fossil fuel infrastructure and building a just transition toward renewable energy.

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Constitution and NED Pipelines Halted!

KNOCK US OVER WITH A FEATHER–TWO PIPELINES DOWN! Amazing news on Earth Day that the DEC denied the Water Quality Permit for the Constitution pipeline. Following close on the heels of Kinder-Morgan pulling the plug on their NED pipeline, it’s clear that the power of public opinion, and the work of thousands of Northeast activists, is having direct impact on our energy future across the region. Catch all the details on both defeats HERE–rejoice, take a bow–and then let’s redirect all that activism towards the projects that remain. (But seriously, what joyful change is being made!)

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The CPR Report March, 2016

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UPDATE: Just days before the end of the month, tree-cutting crews, accompanied by the local Sheriff,  moved in on the Gerhart property in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Sunoco Logistics had taken the property by eminent domain for the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which will carry … Continue reading

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The New York Times Awakens to the Infrastructure Movement

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In the five years we’ve been fighting pipelines, a question frequently asked by newcomers who’ve just learned about the infrastructure invasion is an outraged, “Why isn’t the New York Times covering this?!” A good percentage of the population revers this paper as … Continue reading

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ResistAIM campaign covered by Grist

Ben Adler has posted an article in Grist detailing the rise of blockades against Spectra’s AIM pipeline in the Northeast. Despite Spectra’s spokesperson’s rote statements about “clean, reliable, domestic natural gas,” Adler notes that “new pipelines are actually less safe than older ones. Pipelines built in the 2010s have been failing at about three times the rate of those built from the 1950s to the 2000s.” Sane Energy Co-Director, Kim Fraczek, who was arrested as one of the Montrose 9, says, “New York state has outlawed fracking because of health and safety issues; we need to consider that the infrastructure is just as damaging to our health and safety as much as the drilling is.”

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Fall 2015 Reportback

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Things are always jumping at Sane Energy Project, but this past Fall season has been particularly active, with the successful campaign against Port Ambrose in full gear, the Resist AIM campaign taking off, plus so many events, rallies and forums! … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Protect These Families from the Constitution Pipeline

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The holidays are considered a great time for slipping in major infrastructure projects (it’s a tradition for FERC to drop 1000-page Environmental Impact Statements, or for projects to get signed off while they think no one is looking). But we’re … Continue reading

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Urgent: Send Your Letter to Cuomo

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Our friends at People, Not Pipelines are running a campaign right now that we URGE you to support. Please get your call, email or letter to Cuomo before New Year, as we are concerned the DEC may try to slip … Continue reading

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Blockadia Gets Real

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The AIM pipeline sparks multi-state resistance. When you think about the kind of person who would blockade a backhoe with their body, Nancy Vann might not be whom you’d picture. Mild-mannered to the point of needing frequent reminders to speak … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Governor Cuomo Vetoes Port Ambrose

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This morning, at the dedication of an ice arena in Long Beach, NY, Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed Port Ambrose, the contested marine project that has threatened a prime offshore wind lease area with a proposal to install a liquefied natural gas facility off … Continue reading

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Announcement!

Since 2013, Sane Energy Project has been infused with a blast of new energy from our two young coordinators, Kim Fraczek and Patrick Robbins. We are thrilled to announce that they are now stepping into a leadership position: As of today, July … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Reportback

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It’s been a productive first half of the year: We’re excited about the success of City Council resolution #549 and the growing groundswell of opposition to Port Ambrose, as well as opportunities coming up with offshore wind, the REV process … Continue reading

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Fracking is for sure, really, truly, banned in NY State

“In the end, there are no feasible or prudent alternatives that would adequately avoid or minimize adverse environmental impacts and that address the scientific uncertainties and risks to public health from this activity. The Department’s chosen alternative to prohibit high-volume … Continue reading

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Sane in the News April-June 2015

APRIL An Albany press conference calling on the DEC to create a Health Impacts Study for gas infrastructure feature the YOU ARE HERE map. Media Coordinator, Patrick Robbins, was featured on Democracy Now (forward to 9 minutes) filmed at the rally to demand a … Continue reading

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NY City Council Acts on Two Resolutions: Port Ambrose and Indian Point

CONGRATULATIONS! On Thursday, May 14, 2015, after months of grassroots campaigning, calling and nudging by advocates, the NY City Council unanimously passed Resolution 549, sponsored by Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, Donovan Richards, calling on Governor Cuomo to veto … Continue reading

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IT’S ON! Biggest AIM Mobilization to date. Two days of action against Spectra’s pipeline: May 21st and 23rd

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With the NED and Constitution pipes no longer absorbing the energy of advocates, Spectra’s AIM pipeline now becomes the big focus, and the need for action is URGENT: construction is already underway for this high-pressure, large-diameter pipe sited within 105 … Continue reading

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Stephen Gerhart’s Letter

Mr. Gerhart wrote the following letter to Pennsylvania governor, Tom Wolf, the day before tree-cutting crews came onto his property, against his will, to make a path for the Sunoco Mariner East 2 pipeline. His wife, Ellen, was put in handcuffs the … Continue reading

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