ALBANY – More than 1,000 protesters gathered at the State Capitol to send the message to Governor Cuomo that New Yorkers don’t want fracking. The action included 130 co-sponsor organizations from medical associations to farmers to the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter.
Protesters came on 30 buses, in car pools, rode bikes and walked. They were joined by former Congressman Maurice Hinchey, Actor Debra Winger, and musician Natalie Merchant.
Hinchey called upon the government to do what he said is the right thing.
In New York today, in Kingston, a new anti-fracking group announced its formation. A number of environmentalists and elected officials are on board with the initiative that stems from the Hudson Valley.
The New York League of Conservation Voters has released a report card on how Congress Members representing the Capital Region and the Hudson Valley are doing when it comes to environmental, public health and energy issues.
For the first time in a generation, the Hudson Valley has a new representative in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, retired New York representative Maurice Hinchey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is proud of the stances he took in Congress.
The new Congress is without a familiar face from the Hudson Valley. In today’s Congressional Corner, retired New York representative Maurice Hinchey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his 20 years in Washington have flown by.
The Spirit of Woodstock award, created by the Woodstock Film Festival, is given each year to a resident of the Hudson Valley who best exemplifies the traits that make Woodstock an iconic arts colony: arts advocacy, public service, environmental advocacy and a passion for peace. This year’s recipient is Congressman Maurice Hinchey.
Actor Aidan Quinn will present the award to Hinchey, who is retiring from politics in November.