Health Effects of Fracking

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Fracking may be banned in New York, but the health effects do not recognize state borders. Air, water, and fracking waste creep into our state daily from our fracked-to-death neighbor, Pennsylvania.  The Concerned Health Professionals and Physicians for Social Responsibility … 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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A Christmas Carol for the World

There can be no peace on earth until we are at peace with the earth. Please join in singing this song with your neighbors, your friends, your relatives and your children. Then take action. Save the Whales Save the Rainforest Save the Polar Bears … Continue reading

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All those wonderful holiday gifts will do our children little good if their air, water, and earth are polluted with hydrocarbons and radioactivity, and their future is imperiled by global warming exacerbated by methane leakage. Take a brief break from holiday shopping and give a few minutes to protecting our air, water, and children. Give our children the gift of a healthy future. Tell the Cuomo and the world that  YOU say NO to Fracking!

Governor Cuomo has said that the state’s health review on fracking is coming out by the end of this month, which could mean any day. That’s what a decision about fracking in New York State hinges on. We must stand together to send the clear message that we will not allow fracking in the Southern Tier, not in any part of New York State, no “pilot” test wells — NOT ONE WELL! We must demand that Governor Andrew Cuomo keep his promise to listen to the science and to protect the public health and safety of all New Yorkers.

Please join us in Albany for the State of the State Anti-Fracking Rally on January 7th. Let’s make history together.

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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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Governor Cuomo Why are you afraid of us?

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It was cold Saturday morning. I know because I, and a 100 other people from the Southern Tier, stood outside the Binghamton University Event Center to meet and greet Governor Cuomo and let him know that we will not let one … Continue reading

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Unfortunately Fracking Gas Wells Explode

Recently a fracking gas well exploded in Green County, Pennsylvania. Fortunately (unfortunately?) only one life was lost, and fortunately, Chevon, the owner of the well, was very apologetic about the accident and the traffic tie ups and gave everyone in the … 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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A New Yorker’s Anti-Fracking Resolutions for 2014

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What are you planning to do in 2014? Did you make any of these common New Year’s resolutions such as — Lose weight? Exercise more?  Well, let me suggest that taking part in the New York State Anti-Fracking movement can … 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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