This just in from Action Otsego:
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Time: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
City/Town: Cooperstown, NY
Join us at 4:30pm on Wednesday July 21st to
RALLY & MARCH TO BAN HYDROFRACKING!
RALLY LOCATION: Lake Front Park, Cooperstown, NY
Following the Rally, we will March through Cooperstown to the County Courthouse.
At 6pm the County Board is meeting in the courthouse to hear our concerns.
Hydrofracking is the method which has turned traditional gas drilling into an extremely toxic & dangerous pastime.
On July 7th, we turned out in force (100+ people) and overwhelmed the County Board Meeting. Let’s do it again! We will show the County Board & the world that we won’t take this lying down. We must fight to defend our homes and families.
It’s Our World, Let’s Take Care Of It!
No Drill, No Spill!
United, we stand. Divided, we’re fracked!
No Fracking Way!
NEWS Coverage of the Rally & Meeting on 7/7: Video of the march on WBNG.com, Daily Star article, WKTV article
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Sixty miles west of Damascus, the town of Dimock, population 1,400, makes all too clear the dangers posed by hydraulic fracturing. You don’t need to drive around Dimock long to notice how the rolling hills and farmland of this Appalachian town are scarred by barren, square-shaped clearings, jagged, newly constructed roads with 18-wheelers driving up and down them, and colorful freight containers labeled “residual waste.” Although there is a moratorium on drilling new wells for the time being, you can still see the occasional active drill site, manned by figures in hazmat suits and surrounded by klieg lights, trailers, and pits of toxic wastewater, the derricks towering over barns, horses, and cows in their shadows.
The Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a seminar on Natural Gas Exploration and the Geology of Cortland County. William M. Kappel, Hydrologist and Section Chief with the U.S. Geological Survey, will be on hand giving a presentation entitled “Marcellus Shale Gas 101”.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Where black shales are found in New York (their formation and properties) and the mechanics of drilling in the Marcellus and Utica formations.
- An in-depth look at the controversial technique of “slickwater” hydrofracking including the quantities of water needed and the possible
means of treatment, and quality of flowback and formation waters.
- A look into the potential impacts of gas exploration and extraction activities in relation to our regions water resources. Recognizing the concerns of habitat fragmentation and pipeline construction throughout the region.
Monday, February 1st, 2010 – 6pm to 8pm
Seminar will be held in the auditorium of the New York State Grange Headquarters building located at 100 Grange Place off of Clinton Avenue in Cortland, New York (Map)
What happens when millions of gallons of toxic hydrofracking waste gush back up out of the earth after being injected? Where does it go after sitting around in pits for a while? Let’s look to Pennsylvania to see what’s happening there: Gas wells’ leftovers may wash into Ohio
Ithaca Area Poets writes,
I noticed a theme is on many hearts and minds right now – concerns about hydrofracking in Marcellus shale.
SO, next month (February 12th, 7pm) bring your poem or poems about Fracking (and Marcellus region and clean water)! I am going to try to organize prizes for participants, and possibly we’ll videotape the readings to help with the movement for clean water. If you’re too shy to read them on camera or you can’t come, send them to me ahead of time and someone else will read them for you (please tell me if you want us to say your name or you want to be anonymous)! Also, if you’re willing to bring print copies for me, that would be super. Thanks!
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This just in from Onondaga Creek Conservation Council, Children’s Earth Day, Syracuse Peace Council, Neighbors of Onondaga Nation, and Partnership for Onondaga Creek:
Rally for Water
- Ban Hydro-Fracking
- Protect water, land and air from unnecessary and significant harm.
- Call upon the DEC, EPA, Governor Paterson, and local, state and federal representatives to ban horizontal drilling and hydro-fracking in New York and across the US.
Tuesday Evening 5:30 – 6:00
January 19, 2010
Thornden Park Water Tower
Holding thousands of gallons of still clean, Skaneateles Lake drinking water.
Top of Thornden Park
Between Westcott St. & Comstock Ave
Please let as many people know about this rally as possible.
Call (315)470-0778 for more info