Category Archives: Natural Gas

Problem with Compressed Methane

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~Preventable Tragedy ~ Last month a man was killed right here in Broome County when a tractor trailer carrying compressed methane gas crashed. People within half a mile of the accident were evacuated. The highway was closed for hours. “Obviously … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Fight?

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It Could Happen to You! With the removal of controls safe guarding our air and water, it is up to us to protect ourselves, because we cannot trust corporations and government to do it. Take the Murray family of Texas. … Continue reading

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Kill the Pipelines

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We have much to be thankful for this Christmas. New York State has been frack free for another year. However, the fight is not over. Locally, gas supporters continue to try to influence local governments by infiltrating the process of … Continue reading

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This blog is not going to go away.

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    “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

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Methane Leaks? An artwork is worth a thousand words

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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

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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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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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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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