Category Archives: Broome County

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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Nelson Mandela’s Advice to Activists

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There have been many battles fought against oppression over the years. In particular, the trials, tribulations, and success of Nelson Mandela have been widely recognized and honored.  Julie Sprankles on Sheknows lists 10 life lessons we can learn from Mandela’s … Continue reading

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Where’s the Fracking Waste to Go?

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When the Joint Landowners address town boards they talk about the money, they talk about how the gas wells will just be nice flat grassy areas (when they are not being fracked), and they talk about the jobs. They do … Continue reading

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Visit to PA shows TRUTH about fracking

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Our member Carol Egan has written another to-the-point opinion piece for our local paper. She has graciously allowed us to reprint it here. As the hydrofracking debate rages on in New York, a group of Town of Maine citizens spent … 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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Wine ’em, and Dine ’em, then Pipeline ’em

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The following essay was written as an opinion piece in the Binghamton Press 4/3 by Pamela Williams. Residents of the Southern Tier know the flood threat under which we live. My concern is over the lack of concerted effort on … 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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No Healthy Community Would Allow Fracking

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It is the planned strategy of the fracking gas companies to divide communities. Neighbors used to care about each other where I live. With a thunderstorm threatening the farmer down the road would stop and help his neighbor get the … Continue reading

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Your Right to Punch Ends at the Tip of My Nose

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I’m all for property rights. However, my neighbor’s right to do what they will with their property ENDS at my property line. They do not have the right to ruin my water, my peace, and my property values for their personal … Continue reading

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Comment on the NY Fracking Regs NOW!

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We need everyone to get going on comments on the New York State proposed regulations on gas drilling. The DEC admits that the denial of permits for HVHF in New York State would fully protect the environment from any environmental impacts … Continue reading

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