On March 18, twelve protesters were arrested for peacefully blockading Inergy's salt cavern natural gas/propane storage facility and compressor station in the tiny town of Reading, NY. Three of the protesters arraigned on April 18 - for charges of trespassing- refused to pay their fines and were sentenced to fifteen days in jail. One of those, Sandra Steingraber, made use of her time to write a series of missives, "Letters from the Chemung County Jail". Limited to scraps of paper and a pencil … [Read more...] about Sandra Steingraber’s “Letters from Chemung County Jail”
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Welcome Sandra Steingraber and Colleen Boland back into freedom. TONIGHT, Tuesday, Nov 25 at 11:30pm WHERE: Schuyler County Jail, 106 Tenth St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 Sandra Steingraber and Colleen Boland have been in jail since 11/19 for refusing to pay their fines for trespass while blocking Crestwood’s driveway in Reading, NY. Their acts of non-violent civil disobedience are part of a growing movement called “We Are Seneca Lake” that began on October 24 in … [Read more...] about Welcome Sandra Steingraber and Colleen Boland Back to Freedom.
The Sandra goes head to head with what passes for a fracker in New York state: John Holko, the kind of frackette that gives real frackers a bad name. On Monday, February 24th at 7:00 PM, renowned biologist and author Sandra Steingraber will debate a gas industry spokesperson in Binghamton. Sandra is a long-time environmental health expert and advocate, and for years has shown through careful research why fracking must be banned. Holko is a kind of one man rolling fracking disaster: … [Read more...] about The Sandra Debates a Frackette
Fractavist Heroes Released From Jail Stefanie Spear | November 26, 2014 9:37 am | Comments [Editor’s note: On Nov. 26 at 12:01 a.m., Sandra Steingraber and Colleen Boland were released from jail after serving eight days of a 15-day sentence for trespassing at the gates of Crestwood Midstream on the banks of Seneca Lake. They were immediately greeted by a crowd of supporters outside the Schuyler County Jail in Watkins Glen. Below are transcripts of their speeches. Sandra Steingraber … [Read more...] about Seneca Lake Fractavists Released From Jail !
Or what the frack really happened ? The science - including the political science and the geoscience - decided. Why New York Did Not Get The Fracking It Did Not Deserve "Success has many parents, failure is an orphan." We can summarize why fracking was prohibited in New York with a simple construct - the cost/ benefit ratio - what the environmental risks and economic costs would be to the state and it citizens versus the benefits of shale gas industrialization. Initially, this ratio … [Read more...] about A Brief History of the New York State Frack Ban Movement
"What did you do grandmother when the frackers were cooking the planet with a hundred year supply of clean burning natural gas ?" Granny Sandra: "I went to the slammer to try to stop it." "Outside Agitators" Jailed for Protesting Gas Storage Bomb Stefanie Spear | November 21, 2014 9:34 am | Comments Renowned author, biologist and advocate Sandra Steingraber, PhD, U.S. Air Force veteran Colleen Boland (retired) and avid environmentalist Roland … [Read more...] about “Outside Agitators” Jailed for Protesting Gas Storage Time Bomb
The Sandra's husband suffered a stroke and they can use our help. No one has worked harder, longer, and been more effective in fighting fracking than The Sandra. She has helped us all in that regard. Now it's our turn to help her. Any way we can. Cryptogenic, Ischemic Stroke—a Love Story (in fragments) >by Raising Elijah by Sandra Steingraber (Notes) Sandra offered this update, posted on her Facebook … [Read more...] about Helping The Sandra
Fractivists Arrested in Battle Against a Fracking Gas Bomb Residents of New York’s Finger Lakes argue that gas projects would spell ecological and economic disaster for the region. BY Molly Bennet “These are just ordinary people who have exhausted every possible means of expressing their opposition and are at wits’ end,” says Yvonne Taylor, a co-founder of Gas Free Seneca. Tens of thousands of years ago, as massive sheets of ice moved across river valleys in what’s now … [Read more...] about Finger Lake Fracking
Fracker John Holko vs Fractavist The Sandra. Should be fun. For some. No blindfold required. Defend It, Inc. and the Binghamton University Political Science Department cordially invite you to a You Defend It Debate. The issue: Hydraulic Fracturing in New York Monday, February 24 7:00 PM at Chamber Hall, Binghamton University Debaters: Dr. Sandra Steingraber Ecologist; Author; Founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking vs John Holko President, Lenape Resources; Officer at … [Read more...] about The Sandra vs Fracking Pinata
New York Opts Out of ‘Shale Mania’ By Peter Mantius, on December 31st, 2014 Natural Resources News Service | Leave a Comment! Emboldened by mounting scientific evidence and shifting poll data, Gov. Andrew Cuomo veered sharply away from America’s conventional wisdom about the wonders of high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale formations when he banned the practice in New York State on Dec. 17. While the oil and gas titans hope to contain the uprising to one state, … [Read more...] about Why Governor Cuomo Did Not Buy Into All That Fracking Hype