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I Vote 4 Energy – a brilliant spoof

An absolutely brilliant spoof of an actual American Petroleum Institute “Vote4Energy” commercial, showing how Big Oil fakes citizen support for dirty energy. via TV: I Vote 4 Energy – YouTube. Advertisements

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Ohio – Sites of Two Earthquakes Nearly Identical – NYTimes.com

The 4.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Youngstown on Saturday occurred at an almost identical location to one a week before, a seismologist who studied the quakes said Monday. Both earthquakes occurred close to the bottom of a 9,200-foot-deep disposal well … Continue reading

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Ohio closes wastewater disposal wells after earthquakes

A series of earthquakes in northeastern Ohio, the latest and largest on New Year’s Eve, has prompted that state’s Department of Natural Resources to close or suspend development by natural gas drillers of five deep wastewater disposal wells pending an … Continue reading

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IG finds worker failed to divest – Times Union

Another example of regulators captured by the industry — in this case a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation employee has been charged with failing to disclose his family’s oil and gas company. IG finds worker failed to divest … Continue reading

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This American Life showcases fracking

The NPR radio/TV show, This American Life, has just broadcast a terrific one-hour episode on fracking. It does a good job of showing how closely Penn State University is allied with the gas industry, and how universities in general are … Continue reading

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Sat, July 16: New York City of Water Day Festival

This annual City of Water Day Festival is a day of entertainment, education and adventure celebrating our waterfront. Enjoy free boat tours, children’s activities, fishing, the Waterfront Activity Fair, and more! For more information, visit City Water Day at http://www.cityofwaterday.org. … Continue reading

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NY Times Article Prompts Hasty Press Statement by DEC and Riles Anti-Fracking Community

On June 30, the New York Times ran an article that riled the anti-fracking community and prompted a hasty press statement from New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation. In “Cuomo Will Seek to Lift Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing“, the … Continue reading

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Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Delaware River Watershed

Here is the full text of a US Senate press release Sens. Lautenberg, Menendez, Carper, Coons, Schumer, Gillibrand and Casey Introduce Bill to Protect and Enhance the Delaware River Watershed Bill Strengthens Environmental and Economic Health of Vital Water Source … Continue reading

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June 26, NYC – NYC Celebrates Water Festival 2011 : A Pedal Powered Concert

Pedal Power NYC presents the ‘NYC Celebrates Water Festival 2011’, a totally pedal powered concert dedicated to the foresight of so many throughout the years who have managed to protect our precious resource. Union Square, NYC, Sunday, June 26 · 12:00pm – 5:00pm El … Continue reading

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Urge your NYS legislators to get on the fracking Ban-Wagon!

Before the current NYS legislative session closes – urge your elected representatives to advance a fracking ban!

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