Category: Legislation

  • NY’s proposed water withdrawal bill a bad, bad idea

    Loophole in NY Water Withdrawal Bill Gives Fracking Industry Unlimited Rights Senate Bill Puts Public Water Into Private Hands 06.13.2011– WATKINS GLEN, NY – A loophole contained in a landmark water withdrawal bill now under consideration in the New York Senate will allow the fracking industry to take more than 100,000 gallons of water per day from […]

  • The Time is Now: “4220 or Fight” – A Call to Action

    The Time is Now: “4220 Or Fight!”(Sen. Avella re Ban bill, May 2nd Ban Rally) A Call to Action Dear Friends,                                                                            June 11, 2011 By now, we all know what the problems are with shale gas methane mining, and polls indicate that the majority of New Yorkers, when they hear the truth about hydro-fracking, are in […]

  • The Frack Farm says, Be There: Statewide Ban rally, Monday, May 2

  • Moratorium – The Real Deal?

    Background: Horizontally drilled, high-volume hydrofracturing (HD/HVHF) in shales has been under de facto moratorium since 2008, when the DEC was ordered to take testimony on the impacts of that proposed technology. Until the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) is produced (probably late spring 2011) that de facto moratorium is already in place. The current moratorium legislation extends that […]

  • What’s missing from the FRAC Act

    Anne Marie Garti writes: The FRAC Act would remove the hydrofracking exemption to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), but the proposed bill will not protect most of the land area of the US because many aquifers, especially in the northeast, do not flow into a PUBLIC water supply of 25 + users, and whether they […]

  • Something you can do about the compromised Kerry, Graham, Lieberman climate bill

    From > SIGN THE PETITION < The Kerry, Graham and Lieberman climate bill has become so compromised it’s rotten. Let Congress know that you are deeply concerned about climate change, and therefore support a vote AGAINST this bill. Tell them a much, much stronger climate bill is absolutely necessary! When the House of Representatives passed the […]

  • Would shale gas reduce coal use? No, say the numbers

    A piece published November 4th and titled Unnatural Gas: The Inflated Promise of a Not-So-Clean Fuel concludes: Meanwhile, in competing with Big Coal for the affections of Congress, the newly formed America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) launched an $80 million advertising and lobbying campaign earlier this year to promote its “clean, abundant, American, reliable, and versatile” product. As […]

  • “A Snowmobile for George”

    See it November 19, 7pm at the Bouck Auditorium, SUNY Cobleskill.  The Student Environmental Action Coalition presents: A Snowmobile for George.  “A rambunctious road trip reveals the toll that environmental deregulation has had on the lives of ordinary people.”

  • Atlantic Chapter Sierra Club resolution: NYS Legislature, ban unconventional gas drilling in New York State

    On Saturday, October 17, 2009, the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club met in Syracuse and passed a resolution calling on the NYS legislature to enact a ban on unconventional gas drilling in NYS. To sign an online petition calling for a ban on natural gas drilling across NYS, go to: […]

  • Dear RFK: What *are* you thinking?

    In a July 27 post, Robert F Kennedy correctly lists some of the reasons we need to move away from burning coal for energy generation.   Unfortunately, his conclusion that the solution is to replace coal with natural gas is as erroneous as his convictions about coal are correct. At he concludes: “Natural gas comes with its […]

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