Fracking Dean Skelos

Fracking Dean Skelos

Read the Federal Criminal Complaint Against Skelos by Buck Quigley - posted 1:49 pm, May 18, 2015 Filed under: Environmental, State Politics Tags: Adam Skelos, Dean Skelos Click here to read the sealed criminal complaint in the matter of the United States of America v. former NYS S… ...
Richard Averett 5 days ago
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Frack Action Petition on the sGEIS

Frack Action Petition on the sGEIS

    New York State just released the final fracking review (the Final SGEIS), which is the next step toward finalizing the ban. We know this is a long email, but we wanted to share this news, some information about the process, as well as th… ...
Richard Averett 5 days ago
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Final SGEIS, alternate download locations

Final SGEIS, alternate download locations

Ordinarily, we would direct you to download these documents directly from the DEC's website here:  http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/75370.html But the DEC website appears to be down for the last 3 days. So, we've combined the FSGEIS and the response document into a single 2040 page document and uploa… ...
William Huston 7 days ago
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New York's Fracked Ban

New York’s Fracked Ban

New York's "ban" on fracking has predictably ended up in a kind of regulatory Catch 22.  The state regulatory agency has updated its environmental regulations that could be used  to permit HVHF (horizontal shale) wells, but it has not updated the regulations that would govern the drilling of such we… ...
Chip Northrup 1 week ago
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The Pope vs. US Climate Change Deniers - Round 1

The Pope vs. US Climate Change Deniers – Round 1

Pope Francis aide blasts U.S. climate skeptics By Nick Gass 5/12/15 2:37 PM EDT The pope’s closest adviser on Tuesday slammed climate-change skeptics, blaming capitalist motivations from “movements in the United States” for opposing the Catholic Church leader’s upcoming environmen… ...
Richard Averett 2 weeks ago
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When Will Marcellus Shale Gas Be Tapped-Out?

May 23, 2015
When Will Marcellus Shale Gas Be Tapped-Out?

    The mighty Marcellus is unstoppable or not? By chasgas » Sat May 23, 2015 5:31 am   How easy it is to forget there are limits to growth, especially when what you observe is designed to make us forget. The great Marcellus is famous for having increased its production 12-fold in four years to become the US’ largest producing natural gas field, but things have not looked that great lately. The average daily production estimate reported by EIA in January was 16319, in February was 16550 a gain of 1.4%, in March was 16600, a gain of 0.3% in April has been 16706, a gain of0.9% and is projected to be 16716 MMcf/d in May, a gain of 0.06%. Not a stellar performance.: a gain of 2.4% in […]

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A Memorial Day Message From Mother Nature: “Hey Frackers, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?”

May 23, 2015
A Memorial Day Message From Mother Nature:  "Hey Frackers, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?"

Well folks, things haven’t changed much since Mother’s Day…Oklahoma and Texas are still experiencing wild & wacky weather, which is a direct result of the contribution the oil & gas industry have made towards cooking the planet.  So, this Memorial Day, Mother Nature has given you the finger (again) as Her way to salute your frackicidal tendencies! GET IT YET??? Weather whiplash: Texas goes from extreme drought to floods in 3 weeks A woman and her pets were rescued from her home west of Wichita Falls, Texas, on Wednesday morning. Image: Torin Halsey/Times Record News via AP/Associated Press By Andrew Freedman2015-05-22 20:58:55 UTC Talk about weather whiplash. Just three weeks ago, large parts of Texas and Oklahoma were still locked in the grips of an unrelenting, multi-year drought, with parts […]

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Break Out The Violins & Pass The Tissues…

May 23, 2015
Break Out The Violins & Pass The Tissues...

‘Shale-ionaires’ Suffering from Wave of Bankrupt Oil Drillers By Kelly Gilblom 14 hours ago   At the height of the U.S. energy boom, Texas landowner John Baen received about $100,000 a month in royalty payments from companies producing oil and natural gas on his property. Now the checks are much smaller, and when he opens his mailbox each day, he’s afraid he’ll find yet another bankruptcy notice. So far, four of the producers sending him checks have caved in to rising debts as oil prices slumped, seeking court protection from their creditors. “I feel like crying because I know I’m going to get another 10 notices,” said Baen, 67, who owns 10,000 acres of land and mineral rights on other property. A rebound in oil prices that bottomed near $44 […]

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Power To The People!

May 23, 2015
Power To The People!

State to require full environmental review of crude-heating facility By Scott Waldman 5:08 p.m. | May. 21, 2015 follow this reporter ALBANY—After 18 months of pressure from environmental and community groups, state officials have reversed an earlier position, and will now require a full environmental review of a crude-heating facility that would allow tar sands oil to be shipped down the Hudson River. On Thursday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced that it will conduct a full review of a proposal by Global Partners to install a crude-heating facility at the Port of Albany. “Our review of Global’s application has focused on protecting the health of people living around the facility and the environment,” D.E.C. commissioner Joe Martens said in a statement. “This community has voiced its concerns and […]

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Oil Bomb Trains Threaten Nukes

May 23, 2015
Oil Bomb Trains Threaten Nukes

U.S. Military Concerned As Oil “Bomb Trains” Roll Dangerously Close to Nuclear Bomb Silos By Justin Mikulka • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – 07:58 The latest oil train derailment and explosion in Heimdal, North Dakota is another frightening reminder of the danger this industry poses to communities across the country. Thankfully evacuating Heimdal wasn’t that big an operation because there are only 27 residents in the town. Which is a significantly smaller number than the 150 nuclear missiles buried in the ground under North Dakota. A recent report by Rachel Maddow reveals that the U.S. military is concerned about the proximity of the oil train tracks to those missile silos. Images like this one are why they are concerned.  So while in the U.S. we mostly hear examples about oil and nukes […]

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Fracking Dean Skelos

May 19, 2015
Fracking Dean Skelos

Read the Federal Criminal Complaint Against Skelos by Buck Quigley – posted 1:49 pm, May 18, 2015 Filed under: Environmental, State Politics Tags: Adam Skelos, Dean Skelos Click here to read the sealed criminal complaint in the matter of the United States of America v. former NYS Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam Skelos—for committing fraud, extortion and bribery. It’s an action packed 43 pages. Click here for the story of how Skelos allegedly pressured the health department to come up with favorable findings that would help argue for fracking in New York. Seven months ago he was saying: “Fracking is the answer.” Turns out that statement was true—provided the question was: “Your son made over $200,000 from a company affiliated with which corrupt industry?”  http://blogs.artvoice.com/avdaily/2015/05/18/read-the-federal-criminal-complaint-against-skelos/

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Fracking Your Air

May 19, 2015
Fracking Your Air

Fracking may affect air quality and human health, OSU study finds 05/13/2015 CORVALLIS, Ore. – People living or working near active natural gas wells may be exposed to certain pollutants at higher levels than the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for lifetime exposure, according to scientists from Oregon State University and the University of Cincinnati. The researchers found that hydraulic fracturing – a technique for releasing natural gas from below-ground rock formations – emits pollutants known as PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), including some that are linked with increased risk of cancer and respiratory ailments. “Air pollution from fracking operations may pose an under-recognized health hazard to people living near them,” said the study’s coauthor Kim Anderson, an environmental chemist with OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The study, which appears in […]

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Frack Action Petition on the sGEIS

May 19, 2015
Frack Action Petition on the sGEIS

    New York State just released the final fracking review (the Final SGEIS), which is the next step toward finalizing the ban. We know this is a long email, but we wanted to share this news, some information about the process, as well as the ban’s permanence. Click here to sign our petition urging the strongest ban possible!  “Like” Frack Action on Facebook   Follow Us on Twitter   DONATE   The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the final fracking review this past Wednesday. This is the next step for New York to finalize the ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, which was first announced by the DEC, Department of Health, and Governor Cuomo on December 17th, 2014. While the final review sets the stage for the ban on high-volume […]

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Final SGEIS, alternate download locations

May 17, 2015
Final SGEIS, alternate download locations

Ordinarily, we would direct you to download these documents directly from the DEC’s website here:  http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/75370.html But the DEC website appears to be down for the last 3 days. So, we’ve combined the FSGEIS and the response document into a single 2040 page document and uploaded it two additional locations, and provided short links to each. https://www.scribd.com/doc/265654558/NYS-DEC-Final-SGEIS-Hydrofracking-2015-Combined Short link: TinyURL.com/NYSDECFSGEIS2015A http://archive.org/details/NYSDECFinalSGEIS2015Combined Short link: TinyURL.com/NYSDECFSGEIS2015 Feel free to share. BH PS: If you are looking for PRIOR versions to compare it to: Here is the dSGEIS (Sept. 2009): https://web.archive.org/web/20091003140109/http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/58440.html Here is the PRELIMINARY rdSGEIS (July 2011) https://web.archive.org/web/20110704185820/http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/75370.htmlHere is the rdSGEIS (Sept. 2011):  https://web.archive.org/web/20111011191721/http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/75370.html Again: Combined FINAL SGEIS (May 2015): TinyURL.com/NYSDECFSGEIS2015 or here: TinyURL.com/NYSDECFSGEIS2015A  

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Fracking The U.S.A.

May 15, 2015
Fracking The U.S.A.

Could Fracking Ruin Your Vacation? Hugh MacMillan, Food & Water Watch | May 14, 2015 9:13 am | Comments As the start of summer draws ever closer, Americans and international tourists will begin to flock to U.S. national parks, forests and other public lands for summer vacations, recreation and appreciation of our natural heritage. But there is something threatening the future of these lands and the communities that surround our national parks. Fracking. President Obama’s Bureau of Land Management finalized thin, new rules for regulating fracking on public lands back in March. When these rules were proposed in 2013, more than 650,000 public comments were delivered demanding an outright ban on the practice instead. By the end of 2014, oil and gas companies had leases on more than 34 million acres of U.S. […]

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