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Stop and Think

by Erin Pihlaja January 16, 2014

  It was hard to miss the anti-fracking rally at the Empire State Plaza concourse when Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his 2014 State of State address last Wednesday (Jan. 8). The thousands of people waving signs ...

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Message to You, Andrew

by The Staff January 8, 2014

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  Amid the hubbub of State of the State day at the Capitol, as many as two thousand demonstrators lined a long section of the Empire State Plaza Concourse yesterday (Wednesday) to remind Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

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The Fight Comes Home

by Miriam Axel-Lute January 8, 2014

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  If you have paid even a modicum of attention to the climate-justice fight over the past couple years, you have probably been aware of both the movement to keep fracking out of New York state, ...

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Quitting the Smokestack

by Lindsey Konkel July 10, 2013

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Source: Environmental Health News   Tiffany Mellers jogs behind her two daughters as they pedal their bikes along a ribbon of packed sand along Long Island Sound on the Connecticut shoreline. “They are good girls,” Mellers says. ...

Energy Independent by 2030

by Miriam Axel-Lute June 20, 2013

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  It is a surprisingly strong and sad thing that someone did along the way to convince many of us that “cynic” and “realist” meant the same thing. It’s this uncomfortable niggling belief that keeps many people ...

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Don’t Frack on Me

by Erin Pihlaja June 19, 2013

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In the largest anti-fracking showing in Albany yet, several thousand people organized at the Capitol on Monday (June 17), in another attempt to persuade Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York state. Whether ...

No Laughing Matter

by Erin Pihlaja April 10, 2013

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  Phil and Joanne Markham donned their finest garments and set up shop in Albany’s Townsend Park last Saturday (April 6) to hock homemade pickles. The main ingredient, discounting the shriveled ex-cucumbers, was fracking “brine”—a chemical ...

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We Shall Not Be Moved: An Evening of Spirituals to Benefit Frack Action

by The Staff March 6, 2013

  The fight to stop hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York state just got spiritual. The group Frack Action has been working since 2010 to ban this method of natural-gas extraction, and campaign director Julia Walsh ...

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Shale Game

by Ann Morrow January 10, 2013

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  The dialogue is so spot-on in Promised Land—Hollywood’s dramatization of the fracking debate—that it’s no surprise that the story and first draft are by star writer Dave Eggers. And as delivered by Matt Damon as ...

About Geologic Time

by Erin Pihlaja August 30, 2012

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  As the crowd, which numbered over 1000 people, filed past New York State’s Capitol building in Albany, it seemed for a brief moment that Gov. Andrew Cuomo might hear the mob shouting his name and ...

Fracked Memory

by Robert H. Boyle and Bruce Ferguson August 30, 2012

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  Bradley J. Field has amnesia. Field is the director of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Mineral Resources, the agency responsible for putting together the high-volume-fracking environmental-impact statement that's supposed to protect ...

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The Privilege of Protest

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 30, 2012

  I took some time I didn’t feel like I had on Monday to join the anti-fracking rally and march that gathered in the Corning Preserve by the Hudson River, made a stop at the DEC ...

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Field of Distortions

by Robert H. Boyle and Bruce Ferguson June 29, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has repeatedly stated that “science” will determine the fate of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the state. Science? How about voodoo science? Scientists know that methane, the main constituent of natural gas, is a potent ...

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Oh Frack

by Miriam Axel-Lute June 20, 2012

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  There are some contentious issues where there are arguments about the likely economic, environmental, and health effects where it’s tough to decipher, where the details are technical, where there are ambiguous studies with unclear motivations ...

Growing Uncertainties

by Amy Halloran May 17, 2012

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After a very warm spring, temperatures dove at the end of April and threatened grape buds at Natural Selection Farm Winery in Washington County. Ken Denberg, like other owners of orchards and vineyards, watched the ...

Anti-Frack Attack

by Amy Halloran May 17, 2012

By 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, people filled the million-dollar staircase at the Capitol. They were holding signs and listening to speakers. Mark Ruffalo’s voice moved over the carved stone like the space was a church, ...

Silent Drilling

by Mike Ludwig May 17, 2012

Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission. The "Rogers" family signed a surface-use agreement with a fracking company in 2009 to close their 300-acre dairy farm in rural Pennsylvania. That's not the end of the Rogers' story, but ...

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Frack No

by Amy Halloran January 26, 2012

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  On Monday, more than 600 New Yorkers came to Albany to address their legislators and call for a ban on hydrofracking. More than that number gathered in the Legislative Office Building for a rally before ...

DOA at the DEC

by Amy Halloran January 19, 2012

OccupyAlbany, Capital District Against Fracking, and Water Equality staged a die-in at the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) building last Thursday (Jan. 12). People wore yellow hazardous waste suits, held signs and chanted slogans, pausing ...

Rallying Cries

by The Staff December 30, 2011

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In February, a crowd of more than 500 people, including Rep. Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam) and representatives of local labor unions, gathered for at the New York State Capitol for one of 50 nationwide rallies held ...