Category Archives: Politics

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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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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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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