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An Open Letter to Honorable Daniel F. McCarthy, Town Justice

     by Michael Bucci / Deep Green Resistance New York Honorable Daniel F. McCarthy, Town Justice Town of Cortlandt Justice Court One Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567 Re: Order to Appear at Violation of Conditional Discharge Hearing-June 29, 2017, Docket # 15110186 Dear Judge McCarthy, Thank you for the opportunity to present … Continue reading An Open Letter to Honorable Daniel F. McCarthy, Town Justice

Huge Victory: Natural Gas Storage Plan Halted at Seneca Lake

Featured image: The We Are Seneca Lake civil disobedience campaign kicked off on Oct. 25, 2014. Colleen Boland      by Sandra Steingraber / Ecowatch The news broke Wednesday in the most banal of venues: the biweekly environmental compliance report submitted by Arlington Storage Company to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Deep in the … Continue reading Huge Victory: Natural Gas Storage Plan Halted at Seneca Lake

“Montrose 9,” Arrested for Blockading Spectra Energy’s AIM Pipeline, Sentenced

On Friday morning - in front of a packed courtroom of over 100 New York residents, activists, sympathizers and supporters opposed to Spectra’s “AIM” Pipeline - Cortlandt Town Court Judge Daniel McCarthy issued sentences for nine New York residents (known as the “Montrose 9”) that were arrested for blocking access to a Spectra Energy construction yard in November 2015. Each of the nine of the defendants were fined and sentenced to community service. The defendants had pled the “Necessity Defense,” arguing that their activity was justified because it was done to stop a danger more harmful than the violation of the law, and only after all other legal and regulatory options had been exhausted. ... Continue reading →

Verdict in Montrose 9 Necessity Defense Trial: GUILTY

     by ResistAIM Cortlandt, NY — Four months after conclusion of the trial, today Judge Daniel McCarthy found the “Montrose 9” guilty of disorderly conduct for blocking traffic in Cortlandt Town Court. The “Montrose 9,” local residents and environmental advocates who were arrested for blocking access to a ware yard in Montrose to halt … Continue reading Verdict in Montrose 9 Necessity Defense Trial: GUILTY

Fifteen Arrested at Senator Charles Schumer’s Office to Stop the Spectra AIM Pipeline

New Yorkers rallied today to demand action from Senator Charles Schumer to stop the construction of a high pressure, fracked-gas pipeline that poses a major threat to more than 20 million people. Two hundred and fifty people gathered and heard from health professionals, indigenous leaders and residents of the Hudson Valley where the pipeline is being built. Fifteen people were arrested after refusing to leave unless Senator Schumer took action. Allied organizations held solidarity actions at Senator Schumer’s offices in Peekskill, Rochester, Binghamton, Albany, Long Island, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Washington DC. Groups in Massachusetts, where the pipeline is also being built, gathered to pressure Senators Markey and Warren. ... Continue reading →

Water Protectors Lock Down Inside Pipe to Stop Spectra Energy’s AIM Pipeline

     by ResistAIM Early October 10, four water protectors crawled inside lengths of pipeline along the Hudson River to stop Spectra Energy from dragging its 42-inch diameter, high pressure, fracked-methane gas pipeline under the Hudson River alongside the aging and failing Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. Spectra Energy’s proposed AIM Pipeline would bring fracked gas … Continue reading Water Protectors Lock Down Inside Pipe to Stop Spectra Energy’s AIM Pipeline

Climate Activists Shut Down National Grid Office in Brooklyn, Demanding National Grid Stop its Support of Spectra Energy’s Dangerous AIM Pipeline

By ResistAIM Brooklyn, NY – Concerned New Yorkers blocked the doors of National Grid’s downtown Brooklyn office at noon on Monday, August 29 to protest their support of Spectra Energy’s AIM Pipeline, a -brooklyn-demanding-national-grid-stop-support-spectra-energys-dangerous-aim-pipelinehigh-pressure methane gas pipeline that will bring fracked gas from Pennsylvania to New England. Members of 350Brooklyn.org, 350NYC.org, and ResistAIM  came together to demand that … Continue reading Climate Activists Shut Down National Grid Office in Brooklyn, Demanding National Grid Stop its Support of Spectra Energy’s Dangerous AIM Pipeline

Coalition Files Brief Against AIM Pipeline

By ResistAIM On Friday, July 29th, a coalition of 21 plaintiffs including local groups Riverkeeper, Sierra Club Lower Hudson, Food & Water Watch NY, Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE), and Reynolds Hill, Inc. filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia seeking to overturn the Federal Energy Regulatory … Continue reading Coalition Files Brief Against AIM Pipeline

Montrose 9 Assert the “Necessity Defense” at Trial in Cortlandt, NY

Nine community members arrested for blocking construction on Spectra Energy’s AIM pipeline expansion – known as the “Montrose 9″ – join the national debate over harms caused by fossil fuel infrastructure By ResistAIM Cortlandt, NY — The “Montrose 9” are nine community members arrested for disorderly conduct for allegedly blocking traffic near the access to … Continue reading Montrose 9 Assert the “Necessity Defense” at Trial in Cortlandt, NY

We Are Seneca Lake newsletter: “We Are Family”

We wanted to pass on to this newsletter from the Seneca Lake resisters to fracked gas storage and transport, especially since, due to security measures, they do not generally allow us to forward info about the struggle. They are amazingly organized, smart about the resistance, and committed to winning and to one another. The Banner, … Continue reading We Are Seneca Lake newsletter: “We Are Family”