By Lisa Marshall Mothers Out Front NY community organizer About one year ago, retired Cornell professor Ellen Harrison invited her neighbors to a gathering for coconut cake and to talk about what might be done about the impending ramp up of natural gas passing through the Borger Compressor Station, as part of Dominion’s “New Market…Continue Reading “Learn More: Health Effects of NY Pipeline Compressor Stations”

By Josh Brokaw Distributed Sun, the national solar developer planning almost 30 megawatts of solar arrays in the Town of Dryden, filed a lawsuit on Friday against another solar energy company and the landowner of one of its proposed solar farms. SUN8 PDC LLC, the subsidiary of Distributed Sun planning a solar farm at a…Continue Reading “Dryden Solar: Developer Sues Landowner, Claiming Secret Lease Damaged Project”

This post is adapted from research and emails from Ithaca resident Jerone Gagliano, who has been investigating NYSEG’s installation, starting this week, of smart meters to monitor the electricity usage of about 12,400 households and natural gas usage of about 7,300 households in Tompkins County. If you have information, links, or research you think your…Continue Reading “NYSEG Smart Meter Installations Start This Week: What You Need to Know”

By Josh Brokaw Dominion Transmission will need more permits from the Town of Dryden to complete planned upgrades to the Borger compressor station in Ellis Hollow. At a May 1 meeting in Varna, Town of Dryden supervisor Jason Leifer told concerned neighbors of the compressor station that Dominion already had approvals from the town and…Continue Reading “Dryden Tells Dominion to Stop Work on Pipeline Project”

By Josh Brokaw Representatives of Dominion Transmission heard their company’s commitment to being a good neighbor questioned over and over in a meeting at the Varna Community Center on Monday, May 1. The Borger Compressor Station, on Ellis Hollow Road in the Town of Dryden, is slated to receive upgrades as part of Dominion’s $158…Continue Reading “‘What Are You Hiding?’ – Citizens Question Dominion Pipeline Project”

Glaciers might again cover the Finger Lakes before every person arrested protesting gas storage next to Seneca Lake gets their day in court. Since October 2014, protesters associated with We Are Seneca Lake have been staging acts of disobedience at the gates to the U.S. Salt facility in the Town of Reading, a few miles…Continue Reading “Seneca Lake Gas Storage Protest & Permits: Your One Stop History”

“We Cannot Afford the Denial:” NY Senators Asked to Reject Trump Cabinet Picks

A group of about 25 Tompkins County residents visited Syracuse on Monday, January 9, to visit the offices of New York senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer. They were taking part in the “Day of Denial” declared against President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. The Tompkins County group presented the senators’ offices with letters demanding they…Continue Reading ““We Cannot Afford the Denial:” NY Senators Asked to Reject Trump Cabinet Picks”

Elizabeth Williams was one of four Trumansburg veterans who traveled to North Dakota last week as part of Veterans Stand For Standing Rock [VSFSR]. Truthsayers shared an update she sent us while on the road to Standing Rock earlier this week, which you can read here. On December 6, after a blizzard hit North Dakota,…Continue Reading ““No one was left behind:” A Veteran’s Reflections on Standing Rock”

Upstate NY Veterans Report for Standing Rock Deployment

Four military veterans from Trumansburg are at Standing Rock to take part in the Veterans Stand for Standing Rock action against continued construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Their five-vehicle caravan of about 40 veterans from Upstate New York made it to North Dakota late on Saturday, December 3, according to Elizabeth Williams, after leaving…Continue Reading “Upstate NY Veterans Report for Standing Rock Deployment”

Report from Standing Rock: Wounded Knee Kitchen, Oceti Sakowin Camp

David Guthrie, of South Bend, Indiana, has been updating his Facebook friends and followers on what he’s been seeing and learning at the Oceti Sakowin camp in Standing Rock, North Dakota. Guthrie has been camping and working at the Wounded Knee Kitchen in the Wild Oglala Camp, one of the many camps that make up…Continue Reading “Report from Standing Rock: Wounded Knee Kitchen, Oceti Sakowin Camp”