April 24, 2014

Cornell Faculty Senate Votes to Divest from Fossil Fuels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2013
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Note:  Just a few years ago Cornell University lit a fire storm of protest on its campus with a proposal to lease Cornell’s NY land holdings for drilling. The students and faculty fought that down and now Continue reading

PA Senate Bill 1100: A Moratorium on New Permits for Fracking

PA Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Pittsburgh) announces the introduction of Senate Bill 1100: a moratorium on issuing new permits for hydraulic fracturing
Press Release, September 18, 2013

Pennsylvania residents, write or call your state representatives and tell them to support the Natural Gas Drilling Moratorium Act (Senate Bill 1100)

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NE PA Newfield Hess Leases Abandoned

Message from B. Arrindell, DCS Director:

‘Business’ reasons rule corporate behavior with an eye always toward regaining any territory they may have had to retreat from, so this news has to be seen from their perspective and we must redouble our efforts to make it be only sensible ‘business’ decisions … Continue reading

Methane Baseline Completed in Town of Delaware, NY

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Methane Baseline Testing Completed in Town of Delaware, NY
Callicoon-Gasland Part 2 Announces Donation to Testing Initiative

Town of Delaware, NY – Jun 18, 1013 — Methane baseline testing was conducted in the Town of Delaware (NY) the first week of June Continue reading

NYS Radon in Natural Gas Health Protection Bills Need Action

NY Region:           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                               June 16, 2013

New York State Radon in Natural Gas Health Protection Bills Need Action

The NY State Legislative  session ends this Thursday June 20, 2013.  Two bills intended to protect human health from radon poisoning remain in their respective Health Committees.

Damascus Citizens for … Continue reading

Letter from Chemung County Jail

 By SANDRA STEINGRABER, Part 1, April 18, 2013

When Henry David Thoreau spend a night in jail for civil disobedience–defining the term in the process–he was served chocolate and brown bread for breakfast. The tray that was slid under my bars at 5:00 am. this morning contained nothing as tasty. Continue reading

On the Resignation of PA DEP Secretary Krancer

Secretary Michael Krancer is leaving the PA DEP to chair the Energy, Petrochemical and Natural Resources Practice of the law firm Blank Rome, in another example of the revolving door between the gas industry and regulators.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 22, 2013
STATEMENT OF JOHN HANGER
ON RESIGNATION OF … Continue reading

Manhattan Natural Gas Pipeline Emissions Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: for immediate release 3/25/13

Media: New Study Exposes How Natural Gas Isn’t the Clean Fossil Fuel It’s Hyped up to Be

Actual Methane Emissions Measured in Manhattan Showing No Advantage to Natural Gas: Two Reports

 

Report on a Preliminary Investigation of Ground-Level ambient Methane Levels
in … Continue reading

Air Testing Shows Elevated Benzene Levels in the Barnett Shale

SHALETEST AIR TESTING SHOW ELEVATED BENZENE LEVELS IN THE BARNETT SHALE
Based on results of a recent air study, benzene is still elevated around natural gas
production facilities in the Barnett Shale.

Barnett Shale– During the month of October 2012 members of the non-profit organization ShaleTest.org visited many sites throughout … Continue reading

NY State Can Rid Itself of Fossil Fuel in the Near Future

Cornell Press Release.

New York’s fossil fuel: Gone with the wind … water and sun

By Blaine Friedlander

You’ll really love New York. Converting all of the state’s energy sources from natural gas, coal and fossil fuel to wind, water and sunlight by 2030 will stabilize electricity prices, reduce power … Continue reading