Category Archives: Hydrofracturing

This blog is not going to go away.

This gallery contains 1 photo.

    “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

Gallery | Tagged , ,

Methane Leaks? An artwork is worth a thousand words

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Back in March a study of methane leakage in New York City was released. Commissioned by Damascus Citizens for Sustainability and performed by Gas Safety, the study graphically depicted the leakage of methane from the city’s antiquated natural gas pipe … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , ,

To Mitigate

This gallery contains 2 photos.

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

Gallery | Tagged , ,

Where’s the Fracking Waste to Go?

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

Gallery

Visit to PA shows TRUTH about fracking

This gallery contains 2 photos.

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fracking: It’s in Your Hands

This gallery contains 2 photos.

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , ,

Wine ’em, and Dine ’em, then Pipeline ’em

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

Gallery | Tagged , ,

The Arrest of Sandra Steingraber

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Last week Sandra Steingraber along with eleven others was arrested for blocking construction on the Inergy underground LP storage facility at Watkins Glen. In the interview she explains what led her to the fight on fracking and to the ultimate statement one makes … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , ,