Category Archives: Fracking and the Environment

Stanley Fish on the Ban in Andes in the New York Times!

A year and a half ago, Stanley Fish, who is a part-time resident of Andes, wrote a beautiful column about how the community had come together to question the wisdom of fracking in our magical little town. (You can read … Continue reading

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Please Comment! Urgent!

We have, now, less than thirty days to comment on the proposed draft fracking regulations from the DEC. Cuomo has pushed for this to move quickly, in spite of a woefully inadequate health review. This could allow fracking in New … Continue reading

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REALNYS.com Asked to Blog

               New Yorkers Against Fracking invited REALNYS  as a blog page. AW members created a new blog page for Responsible Associated Landowners of New York State. Check it out:  www.nyagainstfracking.org  “New Yorkers Against Fracking … Continue reading

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REAL NYS

Check out this great video by area filmmaker Jessica Vecchione about the birth of REAL NYS — The Responsible Associated Landowners of New York State. More info at REALNYS.COM.    

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No property rights when the gas companies come to your front yard…

I (Christine Ruggiero) will start this story by saying that Aruba Petroleum has taken a great deal from my family, but they cannot take away our faith in God. This story may sound like one of defeat, but we are … Continue reading

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Water Contamination in Pennsylvania

Darrell Smitsky of Hickory, PA and Bob Donnan of Hopewell Township, PA discuss issues with their drinking water after Marcellus Shale drilling began.

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“It’s all gone.”

This young woman is thoughtful, articulate, and powerful as she describes the end of the area around her in Pennsylvania:

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Seven Spills Per Week in Colorado

Colorado: 350 oil and gas spills in less than two years; benzene found in groundwater; fines are almost non-existent There is an extremely important, and disturbing, story in the Denver Post today. A Post investigation found that four oil and natural gas companies have been responsible for 350 spills … Continue reading

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Like that clean air we have here? Don’t count on it sticking around.

From USA Today: Wyoming’s smog exceeds Los Angeles’ due to gas drilling Rural Wyoming, known for breathtaking vistas, now has worse smog than Los Angeles because of its boom in natural gas drilling. Residents who live near the gas fields … Continue reading

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