New Yorkers will escalate in order to hold Cuomo accountable for his climate inaction  

New Yorkers will escalate in order to hold Cuomo accountable for his climate inaction  

On September 7, 2018,  Governor Andrew Cuomo cruised over the Hudson River -- in a garishly gas inefficient 1932 Packard convertible once owned by Franklin Roosevelt -- to ceremoniously open the Mario Cuomo Bridge six days before the Democratic primary. Meanwhile, at Cuomo’s NYC office, a growing number of police officers with zip tie handcuffs around their waists surrounded a group of New Yorkers who had shut down Third Avenue to call out his inaction on the climate crisis..

Our statement on the CPV fracked gas power plant firing up

Our statement on the CPV fracked gas power plant firing up

Weeks after Cuomo’s former top-aide and childhood friend was found guilty on federal charges of conspiracy, bribery and fraud for construction Competitive Power Venture’s 680MW fracked gas power plant on the Millennium Pipeline in Orange Co, NY, Cuomo tells New York residents “I don't know the specifics of this specific plant,”  ignoring the years of protest and thousands of letters, public hearing statements, calls and more from residents across New York State.

Action Alert! Save Community Solar!

Action Alert! Save Community Solar!

Right now, community solar projects throughout New York are being hurt by the State's complicated pricing scheme called VDER, shutting everyday New Yorkers out of the market. If we don’t act quickly, New York could lose billions of dollars worth of solar project investment and jobs in the solar energy sector.

Senator Joseph Griffo has introduced a bill that will put a stop to this and help get solar power projects back on track, and we need him to make sure that bill moves forward…

Cuomo Speaks at “Environmental” Event Backed by Fossil Fuels

Cuomo Speaks at “Environmental” Event Backed by Fossil Fuels

On Monday May 14, Governor Andrew Cuomo was the keynote speaker at the New York League of Conservation Voters’ (NYLCV) 2018 Gala. As reported on by LittleSis, employees of Millennium, a company building a fracked gas pipeline in New York, are on the NYLCV board, and the organization has received substantial funding from other fossil fuel companies like Williams, which is also proposing to build a fracked gas pipeline through NY Harbor.

Demanding Renewables Not Pipelines, Environmentalists are Heading to Albany

Demanding Renewables Not Pipelines, Environmentalists are Heading to Albany

That’s it, we’re storming the castle. On April 23, thousands of New Yorkers are showing up at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s front door in Albany to demand genuine action on climate change. We’re not going to bus up just to go “rah-rah-rah” on the steps of the statehouse for the press and going home. We have three specific demands: halt of all fracking infrastructure now, a just transition to 100 percent renewables, and make corporate polluters pay into a transition fund.

Built on Bribes: The Fracked Gas Power Plant at the Center of the Percoco Trial

Built on Bribes: The Fracked Gas Power Plant at the Center of the Percoco Trial

Last week, New Yorkers from Orange County fighting to stop the massive CPV fracked gas power plant had a tough decision to make.

Should they go to the court hearing that could decide the fate of the pipeline that will deliver fracked gas to the plant?

Or should they go to the corruption trial of Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from Competitive Power Ventures, the company building the plant in Waywayanda, New York.

Millennium Tries to Silence Local Dad Over CPV Fracked Gas Power Plant Through SLAPP Suit

Millennium Tries to Silence Local Dad Over CPV Fracked Gas Power Plant Through SLAPP Suit

For over a year, through the cold and heat, the citizens of Orange County have held weekly pickets outside the construction site of a massive fracked gas power plant being built in their community.

The CPV fracked gas power plant will emit 700 tons of known carcinogens, neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors each year and will increase demand for fracking in neighboring Pennsylvania.

Scott Martens, a father of two young children from Middletown, saw folks protesting outside the construction site, stopped by and has been involved in the fight to stop CPV ever since. 

Accepting Sponsorship = Endorsement: How a Handful of Environmental Activists Pushed WNYC to Have a Fiscal Reckoning and Drop Williams Company and Pipelines as a Sponsor

Accepting Sponsorship = Endorsement: How a Handful of Environmental Activists Pushed WNYC to Have a Fiscal Reckoning and Drop Williams Company and Pipelines as a Sponsor

Accepting Sponsorship = Endorsement

“There is nothing we will advertise that does not align with our principles….We have actively rejected advertising and sponsorship in the past because when it doesn’t feel right, it’s just not right.” And then some minutes later came the statement that tipped me over the edge from public observer to enraged questioner - “As long as support falls under our criteria, we aim to be balanced and not demonstrate being skewed an a topic.