April 19, 2014

Medical Society of the State of NY Passes a Resolution on Radon

The Medical Society of the State of New York passed a Resolution on Radon at their state-wide annual meeting yesterday, April 12, 2014 in Tarrytown, NY. It reads:

RESOLVED, That the Medical Society of the State of New York support policy that limits exposure to radon and its decay products … Continue reading

Couple Sues Ohio to Stop Fracking Beneath Lake

Couple’s suit against state’s fracking lease gets OK to proceed
By John Futty, The Columbus Dispatch, April 9, 2014

An important first step to challenge what has become a wholesale give-away of Ohio to the drilling interests

A Franklin County judge has ruled that a Guernsey County couple can move … Continue reading

Weak Records Cited on PA Shale Pollution

Violations often go unrecorded or publicly reported
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 3, 2014

Even when pollution discharges from shale gas well pads and impoundments contaminate private water supplies, those violations often go unrecorded or publicly reported by state environmental regulators, according to documents filed in the Pennsylvania Superior … Continue reading

WY Court Rejects Fracking Industry Argument to Withhold Chemicals As Trade Secrets

Litigation continues to better identify the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing
By Earth Justice, March 12, 2014

Today, the Wyoming Supreme Court issued its decision in a case where Powder River Basin Resource Council and other groups challenged the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission’s withholding of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) chemical … Continue reading

Gas patch jobs: not all they’re cracked up to be

Theo Colburn, in High Country News, reports that the supposed employment benefits of natural gas development are not all they seem, with problems ranging from health risks that are not covered by OSHA regulations, to practices that shift employment costs and risks to workers while depriving them of unemployment … Continue reading

This Artist Creates Tiny Anti-Fracking Scenes with Vintage Figurines and Postcards

See the Work of Brandi Merolla on Grist

New York state-based photographer (and DCS’s own) Brandi Merolla was trying to figure out her next project when she looked around her house. Victorian prints, tiny charms, paintings, vintage postcards, and figurines she collected throughout the years suddenly stood out in … Continue reading

1,000+ Health Care Professionals Call on President Obama to Halt Fracking

Letters assert that fracking should be stopped, given the overwhelming threats to public health
By Environment America, EcoWatch, February 20, 2014

Today, Environment America Research & Policy Center and its state affiliates delivered letters from more than 1,000 doctors, nurses and other health professionals to President Obama and state decision-makers … Continue reading

MA Has Double the Jobs in Clean Energy That PA Has in Natural Gas

A majority of companies say taxes and cost of living are not a barrier to doing business in the state
By Stephen Lacey, greentechmedia, September 19, 2013

Five years after signing one of the nation’s most progressive pieces of energy legislation into law, Massachusetts continues to see strong growth in … Continue reading

Roundtable on Agriculture/Grass Pellets

Upper Delaware River Roundtable LogoThe Upper Delaware River Roundtable is committed to a program developed around agriculture. Come to the next scheduled meeting of the Roundtable 3 April 2014.

SAVE-THE-DATE!

3 APRIL 2014

1:00pm – 4:00pm
Tusten Town Hall
Narrowsburg, New York

The intended agenda for the this meeting will include:

Come to the Mid-Atlantic Biomass Conference

Biomass Conference
The 2014 Mid-Atlantic Biomass Heat & Power Conference brings together nationally recognized experts to discuss biomass heat & power technologies. Participate in educational field tours, lively discussions, an evening BBQ and biomass genius bar where we’ll answer all of your questions. All of this in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a … Continue reading