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Grisanti to Head DEC as Cuomo Greenlights Fracking New York ?

November 22, 2014
Grisanti to Head DEC as Cuomo Greenlights Fracking New York ?

Frankly, this rumor seems plausible. It seems unlikely that Commissioner Joseph Martens would stick around to preside over the willful destruction of large swaths of New York state via infracstructure – pipelines, compressor stations, frack waste on roads, etc. But newly available Mark Grisanti could use the work, follow orders, take the heat and keep his mouth shut. Plus he’s been an insider on Cuomo’s on-going fracking scandal for years. If this plays out, we will look back on the Marten years at the DEC as the halcyon days of New York fractavism. Because under someone like Gristanti, the DEC will approve every frackastrophe imaginable. No actual fracking gas holes needed. Picking a 3rd string goombah like Grisanti to frack New York squares with Cuomo 2.0’s thug-life approach to the […]

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The Daily Frack – Nov. 22

November 22, 2014
The Daily Frack - Nov. 22

Dozens of Activists Arrested in Battle Against a Fracking “Gateway Drug” in New York Residents of New York ’s Finger Lakes argue that gas projects would spell ecological and economic disaster for the region. Today, this geological history is at the heart of a battle being waged by Finger Lakes residents to stop two proposed gas storage projects they believe pose a grave risk to the ecology of region and the people who live there—projects that, in the words of biologist and author Sandra Steingraber, threaten to “turn us into an extraction colony for investor profits.” On Wednesday evening, Steingraber was taken away in handcuffs from the small town hall in Reading , New York , alongside 86-year-old Roland Micklem and Colleen Boland, a retired Air Force sergeant. All three […]

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NO FRACKING WAY ROCK VIDEO !

November 22, 2014
NO FRACKING WAY ROCK VIDEO !

A SIMPLE PLAN: LOCK THE GATE, BLOCK THE GATE, FRACK NO, FRACK OFF, NO FRACKING WAY 

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Finger Lake Fracking

November 22, 2014
Finger Lake Fracking

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 west-central New York, they cut 11 deep grooves that eventually became the Finger Lakes. Some 390 million years before that, in the sea that once covered the Appalachian Basin, algae and other organic matter mixed together with mineral particles and settled, a black sludge that was transformed over millions of years into […]

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The Fracking Revolving Door to Export US Gas Supplies

November 22, 2014
The Fracking Revolving Door to Export US Gas Supplies

Revolving Door Between Fracking Lobbyists and Fracking Politicians Anastasia Pantsios | November 20, 2014 12:56 pm | Comments There was much speculation about Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu‘s motivation for pushing the first full Senate vote this week on approving the Keystone XL pipeline. Some revolved around her trying to improve her chances in the Dec. 6 Senate runoff against Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy (neither candidate got a majority on Nov. 4). Others say she’s likely to lose anyway and that her grandstanding was directed at oil and gas companies that might provide a lucrative landing spot for her after she leaves the Senate in January. That latter speculation isn’t idle, as a new report from DeSmogBlog and Republic Report indicates. Natural Gas Exports: Washington’s Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat lays out […]

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PARANORMAL PENNEAST

November 22, 2014
PARANORMAL PENNEAST

The PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC announced its Binding Open Season in August 11, 2014 as the first step in construction of a pipeline. The proposed pipeline would extend from Luzerne County, PA to Mercer County, NJ.   The Binding Open Season concluded on August 29, 2014. PennEast Pre-Filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on October 7, 2014 and was assigned Docket# 15-1. Included in the Pre-file documents is a list of interested parties, stakeholders, State, Federal and Local Officials which, presumably, PennEast has or will be contacting.  According to the dates on Exhibit D, PennEast began contacting interested parties, stakeholders, State, Federal and Local Officials as early as June 11, 2014. For many people and municipalities this meant educating themselves about the FERC process and the PennEast pipeline project.     The […]

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“All My Old Outside Agitator Pals Are in the Slammer”

November 21, 2014
"All My Old Outside Agitator Pals Are in the Slammer"

Sounds like a Merle Haggard country & western song. But it describes what has happened to many of my Upstate friends – they got arrested for what they believed in –  including my dear friend Sara Hess, who sent me this:  “Yesterday, I joined the growing ranks of people who have been arrested at Crestwood’s gates near Watkins Glen.  During the arrest, a man asked me why we were using this tactic.  He suggested that rather than paying fines ($375 each, if we chose to pay it), we could hire a lobbyist.  The obvious implication was that a lobbyist could make a difference, whereas, we were just wasting our time and money. I replied that we had already filled buses with hundreds of people, taking them to Albany to talk to the […]

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“Outside Agitators” Jailed for Protesting Gas Storage Time Bomb

November 21, 2014
"Outside Agitators" Jailed for Protesting Gas Storage Time Bomb

    “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 Micklem headed to the Chemung County jail Wednesday evening after pleading guilty and refusing to pay a fine in New York’s Reading Town Court. Judge Raymond Barry issued the maximum jail sentence of 15 days. “Outside agitators” Sandra Steingraber, PhD and U.S. Air Force veteran, Colleen Boland (retired) are spending 15 days in the Chemung County jail after pleading guilty in New […]

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Gassing Texans for Shale Oil

November 21, 2014
Gassing Texans for Shale Oil

Memo Proves Toxic Chemicals Released in the Eagle Ford Shale Barry Davis, KENS 5 11:51 p.m. CST November 20, 2014 (Photo: KENS-5) Toxic gas in Eagle Ford Shale KENS When Lynn Buehring and her husband Shelby bought their modest home in Karnes county, they were planning on living out their lives there. But Lynn said those years may be much shorter than she expected. She believes the oil industry is killing her. Since the fracking boom, Buehring said she has developed respiratory problems and often feels other effects when dark clouds of smoke belch from oil & gas facility flares. It’s so bad, she said, at times she has to run inside and put on a gas mask to prevent the smells from literally taking her breath away. “My family, […]

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What It’s Like to Have Fracking Next Door

November 20, 2014
What It's Like to Have Fracking Next Door

A big fracking noisy smelly mess. 24/7/365. Until they run out of gas. Hit a dry hole. Or go bankrupt. Sound like fun ? Read on citizen. . .  Ed Wade’s property straddles the Wetzel and Marsh county lines in rural West Virginia and it has a conventional gas well on it. “You could cover the whole [well] pad with three pickups,” said Wade. And West Virginia has lots of conventional wells — more than 50,000 at last count. West Virginians are so well acquainted with gas drilling that when companies began using high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing in 2006 to access areas of the Marcellus Shale that underlie the state, most residents and regulators were unprepared for the massive footprint of the operations and the impact on their communities. When […]

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