Category Archives: Activist-Community

Wednesday February 19, 2014 and Thursday February 20, 2014 – New York State Energy Plan Hearings

On January 7, 2014 the New York State Energy Planning Board released its 2014 Draft New York State Energy Plan with comment period ending March 31, 2014.  The Planning Board has scheduled six public hearings in various parts of New … Continue reading

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Take Action: Help Stop the TPP Fast-Track Train

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is the biggest trade deal in U.S. history, and the most secretive one as well.  The anti-fracking community has been hearing about it for some time, because if what has been leaked is true, the … Continue reading

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Exciting Upcoming Events

“Frackonomics” is back!  In case you missed our event at Ethical Culture last year, Deborah Rogers and Al Appleton will once again lay out how, in the words of Stephen Colbert, fracking is the “golden goose that is pooping all … Continue reading

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Venturing into the Heart of PA’s Gasland: A Firsthand Account by Melodie Bryant

I write with some embarrassment. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the horrors of fracking. After all, I’d been at the NY City Council meeting (along with Josh Fox) where the truth of what was facing … Continue reading

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9/11 Responders and Their Families Need Your Help!

Minisink, NY is a beautiful community an hour and a half from NYC.  Unfortunately it is directly in the path of the gas industry’s fracked gas infrastructure designs.  They have sited a giant compressor station just a mile away from … Continue reading

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Tim DeChristopher – The Late Show Video

David Letterman welcomes environmental activist and subject of the documentary film “Bidder 70” Tim DeChristopher. http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/video/QS4c4xf6Z5joEaGFbCB3MXIEujBS54Nd/david-letterman-environmental-activist-tim-dechristopher/  

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June 26 NYC – A Flash Mob for Renewable Energy

Occupy the Pipeline is spearheading a colorful flash mob in front of New York City’s City Hall on Wednesday, June 26. Here is the FaceBook event page.  The event will start promptly at Noon, but get there at 11:30 AM if … Continue reading

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Students’ Stunning Art Takes On Fracking

United for Action was blown away when we attended the NYC World Savvy Media and Arts Festival on May 16th at the Poet’s Den Gallery in East Harlem.  The theme was “Sustainable Communities” and the students’ ages ranged from 6th … Continue reading

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This Monday: Welcome the President to NYC – “We don’t need Pipelines, we have the Sunshine!”

President Obama is coming to NYC this Monday, May 13th to attend a fundraiser.  This is his first trip to the city since the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  The climate justice movement is uniting to greet him with a … Continue reading

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Spectra Pipeline Lawsuit Advances: United for Action, W. Village Residents, and Allies File Notice of Appeal

West Village residents, United for Action, Village Independent Democrats, Sane Energy Project, New York City Friends of Clearwater, NYH2O, and Food and Water Watch have filed a Notice of Appeal in their challenge under New York State law to the Spectra … Continue reading

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