“The fracking companies have been knocking on our doors for years, telling us how great fracking would be for us,” said Craig Stevens, a Pennsylvania leaseholder turned anti-fracking activist. “But I can tell you from what’s happened to me and my neighbors in Pennsylvania—New Yorkers should keep fracking out of their state.”
The leaseholders pointed to the facts on the ground in Pennsylvania, particularly public health impacts, water contamination and fracking companies that refuse to pay royalties.
“Deregulating an already dirty business in other states has destroyed water quality and done nothing more than put money in the hands of a few corporations at the expense of the public. It is a shame that New York would want to follow that terrible precedent, rather than support family farms with the resources they need to operate in a way that protects the water quality we’ve fought so hard to maintain.”
Former Head of CIA to Teach Fracking Industry-Funded Syllabus in New York
According to the syllabus, Petraeus will devote two weeks to energy alone, naming those weeks “The Energy Revolution I” and “The Energy Revolution II.” The two “frackademia” studies Petraeus will have his students read …
Hundreds Intervene in Federal Review of Fracked Gas Pipeline
A coalition of environmental groups, along with more than 300 residents are interveningin proceedings over the Constitution Pipeline Project, a 122-mile natural gas pipeline proposed to run through portions of New York and Pennsylvania …
Opposition Escalates Against New Jersey Offshore LNG Proposal
The citizens’ hearing, organized by Clean Ocean Action, will be held tonight in Sea Bright, New Jersey at the Sea Bright Public Beach, 1099 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, NJ 07760. There will be an informational open house from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and the hearing will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Comments made at this hearing will be submitted to the federal government.
Gov. Cuomo Greeted by Hundreds of Anti-Fracking Protestors in Ithaca
Hundreds of residents rallied against fracking and for renewable energy outside of Gov. Cuomo’s speech in Ithaca today with just hours notice of the Governor’s appearance. The concerned citizens urged the Governor …
It’s virtually impossible these days to read, listen to or watch a news program that doesn’t mention hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Nearly every day, EcoWatch posts at least one article on fracking and last week was no different.
Influence of Grassroots Anti-Fracking Movement Spreads Like Wildfire
"This was the grassroots telling the grass tops what was happening on the ground and doing the research and seeing that something was wrong. Back in 2008, the Big Greens thought that natural gas was a good bridge fuel, better for the climate."
3,000+ New Yorkers Converge on Albany for Anti-Fracking, Pro-Renewables Rally
Over 3,000 New Yorkers took time off work yesterday to send a message to Albany that they want Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature to reject fracking and lead the nation in renewable energy. Organizers noted that …
Towns Fight to Cement Court Victory on Fracking Ban
“At this point, we don’t think there’s anything left to resolve. Our town clearly has the right, enshrined in our state constitution and upheld by the courts, to decide how land is used within our town borders …