Category Archives: Broome County

500 feet From a Gas Well?

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I’ve been busy commenting on the proposed New York State regulations for gas drilling. One of the notable changes from the last bunch is the setback of a well pad from a house, school, or business is now 500 feet … Continue reading

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Today begins the comment period for the new proposed gas drilling regulations in New York. Please read these regulations and make comments. The links below will help you with this process. Your participation is vital. Find the Regulations here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/77353.htmlContinue reading

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How Radioactive Are You?

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One of the problems with fracking in the Marcellus and Utica Shales is that these shales are more radioactive than ones in other parts of the country. An interesting fact is that one way geologists find oil bearing shale in … Continue reading

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Things We Can be Thankful For

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1. There is still a ban on hydrofracturing in New York State. 2. Governor Cuomo has named a worthy panel of independent health scientists to review the health section of the sGEIS. Read more at Tom Wilber’s blog 3. Due to … Continue reading

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What Rachel Can Teach Us About Fracking

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In the article “The Fracking of Rachel Carson” published in Orion Magazine Sandra Steingraber makes clear that for all the honors and sculptures and children’s books honoring Rachel we really haven’t learned a thing from her hard-won teachings. Rachel Carson as … Continue reading

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Election Day is Coming

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Say no to fracking. VOTE on Tuesday Here is a list of anti-fracking candidates running in our county. Amazing! It takes a lot of concern for everyone’s welfare for someone to want to take on the ensconced politicians with their cronies, … Continue reading

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Concerned Citizens of Broome County

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Have you heard? There’s a new group in town. CCBC’s mission is to support local anti-fracking candidates. We are tired of our local town officials who have been in office for years, don’t follow open meeting law, have conflicts of interest, … Continue reading

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Stop the Pipelines

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Fracking doesn’t just mean the well pads and all the assorted mess and noise and accidents that surround them. Fracking also means a network of pipes criss-cross our land, criss-cross our county, our state, and our country. Accompanying the pipelines are round-the-clock … Continue reading

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Too many questions about fracking unanswered

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From the Press and Sun Bulletin 10/09/2012, Page A10  GUEST VIEWPOINT Too many questions about fracking unanswered By Carol Egan I have been a resident in the Town of Maine for 56 years and a landowner for 35 of those … Continue reading

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A View of the Future?

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In 2011 the Nature Conservancy did a projection of the effects of fracking in Tioga County. Since Tioga is right next door to us and is basically similar in terrain and vegetation, this study can give us a good idea what … Continue reading

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