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NY Times Exposes Dangers of Fracking

In what will surely be seen as a game changing moment in the battle against the dangers of fracking, the NY Times publishes a major exposé on gas industry practices.  Read it here

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Fracking Chemicals Found In Well Water

The bad news continues for residents of Dimock, PA.  Read about it here.

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Riverkeeper releases First-of-its-kind Report on Environmental Impacts of Gas Drilling

Read about the report and find out about Riverkeeper here.

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Help Stop Drilling in NY

Make sure the NY State Assembly does the right thing.  Make your voice heard here.

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Risks to NYC’s Water Supply Prompt Short-Term Ban on Gas Drilling

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alison-rose-levy/risks-to-nycs-water-suppl_b_670110.html?ir=New%20York

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EPA’s Fracturing Study Raises Gas Industry Ire

An 18-month investigation by ProPublica, however, has shown more than 1,000 cases [6] in which various aspects of the fracturing lifecycle have affected water supplies, including spills of fracturing fluid waste, cracking of underground cement and well casings meant to enclose the fracturing process, and methane gas traveling large distances [7] underground through faults and fractures. Continue reading

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Cuomo’s Flawed Vision of Natural Gas in NY

The most significant problem in Cuomo’s plan is that it continues the discussion of drilling for natural gas near New York City’s water supply. To be sure, the policy is that “any drilling in the Marcellus Shale must be environmentally sensitive and safe.” The problem is that under current technology no drilling can guarantee that our water supply would not be threatened. This entire discussion should be taken off the table. New York’s water system is a rare and essential natural and engineering wonder. Continue reading

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