November 29, 2015

The End of Growth in the Tar Sands

An incredible and diverse movement is having keeping some of the world’s dirtiest oil – the Alberta tar sands – in the ground
By Hannah McKinnon, Oil Change International, October 27, 2015

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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

Consultant Tells Energy Industry It Can ‘Win Ugly or Lose Pretty’

The NY Times reports that ad exec tells the industry to use fear, greed and anger against environmental groups
By Sam Kusic, Pittsburgh Business Times, October 31, 2014

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As The New York Times has it, a consultant told … Continue reading

The Road to Damascus

On DCS, the People’s Climate March and “a well-watered place”
By Stephen Love, Daily Kos, September 24, 2014

Josh Fox, Gasland Director, with James Barth and other members of DCS

Josh Fox, Gasland Director, with James Barth and other members of DCS

I first left my mother for extended periods of time in the Fall of 1964 when I entered kindergarten. I … 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

Next Up For Pope Francis: Anti-Fracking Activist?

Reportedly, Papal encyclical to address issues of nature, humans and environmental pollution
By Kiley Kroh, ClimateProgress, November 14, 2013

Pope Francis created quite a stir this week after he posed for photographs holding up anti-fracking t-shirts following a meeting with a group of Argentinian environmental activists to discuss water and … Continue reading

Philadelphia, The Grassroots Anti-Fracking Movement’s New Old Front

Several Philadelphia-based grassroots groups fighting the development of natural gas in Pennsylvania and beyond
By Katie Colaneri, StateImpact, September 27, 2013

Activists like Southwest Philadelphia resident Iris Bloom say they no longer have to drive several hours to rural Pennsylvania see or even hear the impact of fracking. Trains bringing Continue reading

Josh Fox to President Obama: “Meet With Us”

An Open Letter to President Obama from Gasland Director Josh Fox

Dear President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary Moniz, Heather Zichal and Valerie Jarrett,

I write to request a meeting with you and families directly impacted by oil and gas drilling and fracking—as documented in Gasland Part II—together … Continue reading

American Clean Energy Agenda

Damascus Citizens is a member of The Committee for an American Clean Energy Agenda

Beyond Business As Usual

Realizing an American Renewable Energy Future by 2030

Initiated by the Civil Society Institute and the Environmental Working Group, and endorsed by 120 organizations around the country representing over 2 million Americans, … Continue reading

Paean to Mr. Shepstone by David Slottje

A Paean to Tom Shepstone, by David Slottje
June 29, 2013
“I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”
(Julius Caesar by Wm. Shakespeare, Act 3, Scene II)
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The battle for the essence and soul of New York State, now being fought between those who … Continue reading