The Latest by Kathleen Scatassa

Regional Communications Strategist

From 2007–2018, Kathleen partnered with clean energy coalitions and grassroots organizations, empowered communities to fight against fracking, and worked with the Policy & Legislation team to have their messages heard by legislators.

In 2014, Maryland citizens join together to stop a proposed expansion of the Cove Point liquid natural gas terminal. Last Monday, Maryland became the first state with natural gas reserves to pass legislation prohibiting this dangerous drilling practice.
April 3, 2017

In Trump’s Backyard, Maryland’s Climate Movement Is Winning Big

Even as the president tries to cut federal climate initiatives, the states are forging ahead—with Maryland in the lead.

October 21, 2016

Intereses De Energía Sucia Están Descaradamente Tratando De Confudir A Electores Que Están A Favor De La Energía Solar

Si estos tipos de malas jugadas tienen éxito en Florida, vamos a ver que se aplicarán por todas partes.

Representatives of FL SUN and A1A Solar Contracting, Inc.
October 21, 2016

Dirty Energy Interests Are Blatantly Trying to Fool Pro-Solar Voters

Deceptive tricks are afoot in Florida. If they succeed there, we all better watch out.

April 22, 2016

En Una Gran Victoria Para El Clima, New York Rechaza Ducto Para Gas Fracturado

En Albany, el gobernador Andrew Cuomo anunció que su administración estaba negando un permiso clave para la construcción de un proyecto masivo de infraestructura para combustibles fósiles—un ducto para gas fracturado de 125 millas de longitud y conocido como Constitution.

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April 22, 2016

In a Big Win for Climate, New York Rejects Fracked Gas Pipeline

State leaders in Albany, NY, have rejected a key permit for a large fossil fuel infrastructure project that would have created a 125-mile pipeline to transport natural gas from Pennsylvania’s hydraulic fracturing wells.

March 14, 2016

Los Activistas Anti-fracking No Pueden Parar, Ni Se Dentendrán

Cediendo a la presiĂłn de los activistas, los reguladores de utilidades del estado negaron la peticiĂłn de un rescate bancario de $100 millones para la planta de carbĂłn de Cayuga. En cambio, los reguladores aceptaron invertir en la infraestructura de energĂ­a limpia del futuro.

Irene Weiser, a councilmember in the Town of Caroline, played an active role in the fight against the Cayuga coal plant bailout.
March 14, 2016

Anti-Fracking Activists Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

How activists convinced New York state regulators to invest in a clean energy future instead of sinking $100 million into a fossil fuel bailout.

Oil & gass
November 18, 2015

Natural Gas Industry + Oil Industry = Filthy Bedfellows

America's Natural Gas Alliance and the American Petroleum Institute, the respective lobbying groups for the gas and oil industries, will merge on January 1, 2016.

Activists in New York protesting fracking before the ban.
June 29, 2015

Fractivism 2.0: Fractivists Seek To Make History Once Again

The anti-fracking activists of New York made history once. Can they do it again?

Leslie Roeder, an advocate with New Yorkers Against Fracking, celebrates in 2014 after Govenor Cuomo announced he would ban hydraulic fracking.
December 19, 2014

Refused to Give Up, Refused to Give In

New York State's ban on fracking is a hard-fought victory that will no doubt have reverberations around the world, so what’s next in the fracking fight?