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About joan koster

Joan Koster writes historical fiction about forgotten women. She is currently working on a novel about abolition and woman's rights during the Civil War.

Climate Emergency Declaration of NYS

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Climate Emergency Declaration of NYS September 20, 2019 Dear Governor Cuomo: We write to you in solidarity with the international Youth Climate Strike on September 20, urging you to declare a climate emergency in New York State. The call for the Youth Climate Strike … Continue reading

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One Pipeline Down. A Million More to Go

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Great news this week. The NY DEC turned down the application for the Northern Access Pipeline (NAPL). Hip Hip Hooray! I’ve been calling. I hope you have been calling. So it’s nice to see that sometimes people’s voices can be … Continue reading

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Clean Coal – Really Clean Coal

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This is how really clean coal is made. Do you think it is clean?   Coal mining waste The new landscape Now watch it all in action:  

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Are You Ready to Fight?

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It Could Happen to You! With the removal of controls safe guarding our air and water, it is up to us to protect ourselves, because we cannot trust corporations and government to do it. Take the Murray family of Texas. … Continue reading

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The Constitution Pipeline

There’s a pipeline coming. It’s coming to New York. It’s coming to bring us radioactive fracked gas from Pennsylvania. The trees are being cut down to make way for it. The bulldozers and trucks are turning up the mud. And … Continue reading

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Kill the Pipelines

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We have much to be thankful for this Christmas. New York State has been frack free for another year. However, the fight is not over. Locally, gas supporters continue to try to influence local governments by infiltrating the process of … Continue reading

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Health Effects of Fracking

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Fracking may be banned in New York, but the health effects do not recognize state borders. Air, water, and fracking waste creep into our state daily from our fracked-to-death neighbor, Pennsylvania.  The Concerned Health Professionals and Physicians for Social Responsibility … Continue reading

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This blog is not going to go away.

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    “When good people cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.” Pearl S. Buck   New York State Has Banned Fracking It feels so good to write that headline. It feels so good to know that next … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol for the World

There can be no peace on earth until we are at peace with the earth. Please join in singing this song with your neighbors, your friends, your relatives and your children. Then take action. Save the Whales Save the Rainforest Save the Polar Bears … Continue reading

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A Gift for Our Children

All those wonderful holiday gifts will do our children little good if their air, water, and earth are polluted with hydrocarbons and radioactivity, and their future is imperiled by global warming exacerbated by methane leakage. Take a brief break from … Continue reading

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