Author: sigmabold

  • Click on icon to go to Elizabeth Burns’ blog Read about Rancho Los Malulos on this blog See RSS feeds in right sidebar for her recent posts Elizabeth has now been subpoenaed by Chevronfor publicizing their poor performance.

  • “Poisoned Places”: Tonawanda one of many proofs that regulation cannot protect us

    Our neighbors in Tonawanda, on the Niagara River in western New York State just south of Buffalo, were being poisoned for decades by a company that, unlike the gas/oil industry, does not enjoy exemptions from clean water, clean air, toxic waste laws and other regulations set in place to protect our environment and health. For many years regulatory agencies […]

  • “We are dealing with an insurgency.” In your dreams, dude.

    To anyone who knows a little of the history and nature of the oil & gas industry, it will come as no particular surprise that a couple of gas industry executives, at a 10/31 – 11/01  conference in Houston, recommended the use of military psy ops techniques and former military psy ops operatives to infiltrate […]

  • Your yard, your kids, their pipeline

  • Kim Jastremski, subject in Applebome NYT story, responds

    My response to Peter Applebome’s NYT article, in which I outline 3 major complaints:. 1.I also invited 5 other much more educated and articulate members of Middlefield Neighbors and Sustainable Otsego to meet with Applebome in my home, and none of the over two hours of conversation we had made it into the article.  Applebome had […]

  • A response to Peter Applebome of the NYT

    Dear Mr. Applebome, How could a reporter as good as you have missed the actual story of the voter sentiment and the politics surrounding gas drilling in the region you discussed? With respect, the real story is the overwhelming opposition to gas drilling among the voting population in the region you covered.  Personal conflicts in […]

  • Ken Jaffe’s testimony at the SRBC hearing, 9/15/11

    Public Comments Kenneth Jaffe, MD Meredith, NY SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION September 15, 2011 Thank you for the opportunity to address the Commission. I want voice my objection to permits to withdraw water, and to address the responsibilities of this commission in the light of new scientific information concerning hydrofracking and drinking water quality. I’ll […]

  • Kim Jastremski, subject in Applebome NYT story, responds

    My response to Peter Applebome’s NYT article, in which I outline 3 major complaints: 1. I take issue with the way the article paints a picture of division in our community.  In fact, in my remarks to Peter Applebome, I made the point many times that, if anything, this issue has UNITED our community in the […]

  • New report: Cuomo’s fracking panel fatally biased

    Independent Coalition of Citizens Against FrackingFor Immediate ReleaseSeptember 20, 2011 Grassroots Groups Expose Bias of Cuomo’s Fracking Advisory Panel in Report Released Today Contact: Report available at New York State’s recently named Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel is stacked with appointees who have already made clear they’re on the side of the gas industry’s plan […]

  • Pardon us while we undergo a little renovation

    Yes, things are looking a little discombobulated around here.  Please bear with us.  We should have it more or less back under control pretty soon.  Thanks.

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