August 13, 2014


Chenango Community Action for Renewable Energy (C-CARE) supports the development of sustainable, renewable energy in Chenango and neighboring counties. We believe that the long-term economic well being of our county requires a clean natural environment that supports sustainable agricultural practices and recreational enterprises.

A sizable number of Chenango County residents are concerned by a perceived lack of balance at meetings of the Chenango County Natural Gas Advisory Committee. Starting in the summer of 2010, C-CARE developed a petition asking the Chenango County Board of Supervisors to support a sensible pause in natural gas development in order to allow time to explore the development of clean, renewable energy alternatives in the county and to safeguard our community from the inevitable negative side effects of large-scale industrial shale gas extraction. C-CARE has been addressing this imbalance through our public education forums and attendance at county and town meetings.  C-CARE has been increasingly garnering support for prohibiting high-volume, horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking) within the county and New York State as a whole.

Chenango County Petition

C-CARE has been actively working to inform Chenango County residents about high-volume, horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as well as renewable energy sources through forums and films. Events are free to the public and address issues related to our region's as well as world's economic, environmental and public health. C-CARE members regularly attend county and town board meetings and share resources with community groups. To help, please contact C-CARE at ccare at

For our events and others in the area, see the GasMain calendar.