March 31, 2015

Economics and International Trends Sour Shell’s Taste for South African Shale Gas

It’s high time that the negative aspects around shale gas as a technology came home to roost
By Jonathan Deal, Treasure Karoo Action Group, March 15, 2015

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The news that Royal Dutch Shell and possibly other global oil and gas players are shifting their focus … Continue reading

Results of Town of Delaware Methane Testing to be Announced

Press Release: Test first of its kind in New York State

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See the Video of the public meeting.
See short version of the Video of the public meeting.

Whether or not you live in the Town of Delaware, if Continue reading

Health Professionals Release Major Scientific Document on Fracking

Concerned Health Professionals of NY releases a major new compilation of the risks and harms of fracking
By Concerned Health Professionals of New York, July 10, 2014

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Health Impacts of Fracking: Read about what is NOT happening in PA

Health experts and scientific researchers … Continue reading

Federal Court Rules FERC Violated Federal Law When Issued Approvals for NEUP Pipeline Project

Joint Press Release: Delaware Riverkeeper Network, New Jersey Highlands Coalition and New Jersey Sierra Club

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In a decision issued June 6, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, ruled that the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, the NJ Sierra … Continue reading

Cornell Faculty Senate Votes to Divest from Fossil Fuels

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