Things to be Thankful for

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On October 3rd 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signed the proclamation making Thanksgiving a national holiday. Sarah Hale, editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book,  had been writing presidents with this request for fifteen years.  Little did either of them know that they were furthering … 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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Crossroads Rally in Albany

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NY State Capital June 17th, 2013 Did you go? In this day of modern technology it is easy to sit back in one’s computer chair and wonder why anyone would want to go stand out in the heat of the … 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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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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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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The Arrest of Sandra Steingraber

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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

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