How do the major groups involved in fighting fracking and natural gas development in New York finance their activities? Well, they have a lot of money at the outset from the Park and Rockefeller families, but they also have special arrangements with the State of New York that allow them to do very profitable land deals.
The Open Space Institute (OSI), once run by current New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens, is a child of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) with overlapping boards of directors and close relationships of both to the Rockefeller family as I noted in a post at EIDmarcellus.org and in a New York Post article entitled “Blueblood Agenda.” The Catskill Mountainkeeper is the grandchild, having been birthed and run by OSI. The Mountainkeeper, in person, is Ramsay Adams, son of NRDC and OSI founder, John Adams. Both NRDC and Catskill Mountainkeeper are big-time fracking opponents and OSI is the connecting link.