Category Archives: Health

Reading Past the Headlines on Fracking Studies

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Two scientific studies to think about. Do they conflict or do they actually say the same thing? Fracking Wells Tainting Drinking Water in Pennsylvania and Texas, Study Finds This study reported on by Newsweek on 9/15/2014 and carried out by … 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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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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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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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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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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