Category Archives: Air Pollution

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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Unfortunately Fracking Gas Wells Explode

Recently a fracking gas well exploded in Green County, Pennsylvania. Fortunately (unfortunately?) only one life was lost, and fortunately, Chevon, the owner of the well, was very apologetic about the accident and the traffic tie ups and gave everyone in the … Continue reading

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Liquified Natural Gas: Why Worry?

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I didn’t know much about LNG until I started completing Sandra Steingraber’s Return of the  30 Days: Infrastructure comments. After all, those LNG trucks look so innocuous – all nice and white with Clean Energy blazoned across their sides. However, as … Continue reading

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To Mitigate

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To mitigate:  1. To make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful,         etc.; to soften; to meliorate; to alleviate; to diminish;         to lessen… Mitigate is a favorite word of the natural gas industry because it sounds scientific and important … Continue reading

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Fracking: It’s in Your Hands

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Last week Home Rule was upheld in New York Appellate Court. The fracking bans in the towns of Dryden and Middlefield were found to be legal. Both those for and against fracking see positives in this. Those AGAINST are happy that … Continue reading

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Fracking and Food

The Marcellus Effect Blog is running a series on organic farming and the impact of fracking.  Part 1 talks about an organic farmer who had no problem with a gas pad half-a-mile away (that’s 2640 feet) . But when they drilled … Continue reading

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Fight Fracking by Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

In honor of the Climate Change Rally yesterday which drew 40,000 people to tell President Obama NO Fracking NO Pipelines I am sharing some ways to go green. We can protest fracking all we want, but we need to also … Continue reading

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Fracking: How Far from a School?

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I’ve been a teacher for forty-three years. When the custodian mows the grass outside the classroom window, all learning stops. When the delivery truck pulls up outside the window and exhaust fills the room, all learning stops. When the temperature … Continue reading

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Have the ANGA Ads Convinced YOU?

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You know in the 1800s the railroads tried to convince passengers that steam locomotive train rides were pleasant by showing a woman in a white dress riding the train. The fact was the soot and smoke-filled the passenger cars staining people’s clothing … Continue reading

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