Category Archives: Health

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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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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Don’t Drink It!

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The flowback from fracked gas wells isn’t safe for children or other living things. We really didn’t need more proof of that did we? Well it seems we did. Penn State researchers have just completed a chemical analysis of the brine that … Continue reading


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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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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