Open Meetings and Freedom of Information for Community Activists
THE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE RURAL COMMUNITIES OPENS NEW FACILITY in Schoharie County as brick and mortar center for community activism.
The Center is located at 296 Main Street, Richmondville New York and is open to the public. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 AM until noon and Thursday evenings from 6 Pm until 8 PM. NOTE: Due to vacations office hours for the months of April and May are by appointment. For more information call: 518-872-3903 or SEND US AN EMAIL
CABOT-WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES NEW CONSTITUTION PIPELINE ROUTE impacting hundreds of property owners across the region.
CLICK HEREto view maps of the proposed pipeline route through Schoharie County.
CLICK HEREto view maps of the proposed "Preferred Route" and "Alternate Route M" pipeline route through the Davenport area. NOTE: the Davenport area maps are not as detailed as those presented for Schoharie County. As soon as clearer maps become available they will be posted on this site and the Stop the Pipleine site.
HYDRO-GEOLOGIST FILES AFFIDAVIT WITH DEC ON BEHALF OF THE CENTER, saying that water contamination is assured if fracking is allowed.
CLICK HEREto read the affidavit submitted to the NY State DEC on behalf of the Center for Sustainable Rural Communities.
CLICK HEREto read a whitepaper detailing potential contamination paths that would result in a substantive risk to NY State water supplies if fracking is allowed .
THE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE RURAL COMMUNITIES OFFERS FREE CONSULTING AND TRAINING for local governments, citizen’s groups and individuals on subjects related to building sustainable rural communities, including: land use policies, comprehensive planning, sustainable agriculture, environmentally-compatible economic development, open government and expanding access to technology and the arts in rural areas. For more information call: 518-872-3903 or SEND US AN EMAIL
- Posted January 28, 2012 – Fracking Presentation Jan. 31 Middleburgh, NY
- Posted January 25, 2013 – WAMC radio interviews Center board member on pipeline changes
- Posted January 24, 2013 – The Center joins other non-profits in submitting comments on liquid natural gas (LNG) export study.
- Posted January 19, 2013- Center offers internships in partnership with SUNY- Cobleskill
- Center Featured On Science Show
- Posted 10/10/12- Stop the Pipeline group gets legal help
- Posted 9/7/12- Sharon, NY bans fracking
- Posted 8/29/12- YouTube video of Albany rally to ban fracking
- Posted 8/23/12- Join the No Frack Caravan to Albany on Monday August 27th
- Posted 8/18/12 CSRC obtains detailed maps of proposed pipeline through Schoharie County properties.
- Posted- 7/28/12- Cabot-Williams hosts pipeline “misinformation” meeting.
- Posted 5/8/12- CSRC endorses Day of Action in Washington, D.C on July 28.
- Posted 5/8/12- Residents impacted by proposed gas pipeline should seek legal advice.
- Posted 5/8/12- Vermont bans fracking, 103 NY towns also act
- Posted 4/3/12- New evidence of geological vulnerability to fracking
- Posted 3/2/12- SVW signs letter to President on fracking
- Posted 2/24/12- BREAKING NEWS – Judge dismisses suit against town of Middlefield
- Posted 2/24/12- Two gas pipelines proposed for area
- Posted 2/23/12- Blog started to track the spreading of “brine” on NY roads
- Posted 2/22/12- Court rules in support of local ban on hydrofracking
- Posted 1/23/12- SVW holds Albany Press Conference
- Posted 1/18/12- Bulgaria bans fracking, blocks Chevron.
- Posted 1/10/12- Don Airey & Renee Grabowski step down after remarkable run.
- Posted 1/10/12- Oil and Gas Industry contributes to NY politicians.
- Posted 1/5/12- Extensive web of earthquake faults dramatically increases risks of hydrofracking.
On Thursday November 8th the Center for Sustainable Rural Communities in partnership with SUNY-Cobleskill Liberal Studies Department presented Robert Freeman, Executive Director, NY State Department of State, Committee on Open Government. Mr. Freeman spoke about open government and freedom of information regulations in NY State, providing attendees with the knowledge and tools necessary to advocate for transparency in local government.
Hundreds rally at Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta, New York calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to stop the proposed 127 mile long Constitution pipeline.
CLICK HEREto visit Stop the Pipeline for more information.
Geologist Paul Rubin discusses earthquake faults and aquifers at press conference in Albany, NY on January 23, 2012)
Mike Shuster, left, and Lisa Zaccaglini, both of Sharon Springs, N.Y., hold signs during a rally against hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region of the state, at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)