Category Archives: Pollution

What’s in Your Water?

A Toxicologist’s Tips for Parents Regarding PFAS in Drinking Water What are PFAS? PFAS are man-made chemicals.  The most common and best studied PFAS are perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). They are found in a wide variety of … Continue reading


Clean Coal – Really Clean Coal

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This is how really clean coal is made. Do you think it is clean?   Coal mining waste The new landscape Now watch it all in action:  

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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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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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Welcome “Not in MY Backyard” Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson

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Let’s welcome EXXON CEO Rex Tillerson to our anti-fracking community. It seems that he has just joined a lawsuit to prevent a 130 foot water tower that will provide water to a nearby fracking site from being installed next to … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela’s Advice to Activists

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There have been many battles fought against oppression over the years. In particular, the trials, tribulations, and success of Nelson Mandela have been widely recognized and honored.  Julie Sprankles on Sheknows lists 10 life lessons we can learn from Mandela’s … 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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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


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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