Tag Archives: Environment

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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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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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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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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Fight Fracking by Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

In honor of the Climate Change Rally yesterday which drew 40,000 people to tell President Obama NO Fracking NO Pipelines I am sharing some ways to go green. We can protest fracking all we want, but we need to also … Continue reading

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500 feet From a Gas Well?

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I’ve been busy commenting on the proposed New York State regulations for gas drilling. One of the notable changes from the last bunch is the setback of a well pad from a house, school, or business is now 500 feet … 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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Otsiningo Rally

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News from the NO SACRIFICE ZONE Great rally Saturday, September 15 at beautiful Otsiningo Park. Over 200 people gathered to share their views on the Governor’s proposal to allow “experimental” hydrofracturing in the five counties of the Southern Tier – Broome, Chemung, … Continue reading

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