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Nuclear Convergence : Hudson River Sacrifice Zone

April 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Jeanne and Gary Shaw outline this month’s Stony Point Convergence meeting with a theme of how the Hudson River is now a “sacrificial Zone” due to the confluence of a number of energy projects all being used to get fossil fuels to market in an age when sustainable energies are needed. The risks of pipelines, compressors, fuel trains, fuel barges, and their proximity to Nuclear Power Plants, along with earthquake faults and larger size pipeline diameters, just aren’t worth the risks of a nuclear accident of any kind. Other topics include:  the upcoming 6th [...]

Fracked Gas and the Colonization of New York

May 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Lisa Harrison Something is happening in New York State. It will impact millions of people, but I, like so many others, was unaware until I heard about Minisink from my friend Asha. What Happened in Minisink? In 2011, Asha and her husband Yorke moved into their dream house in the bucolic township of Minisink, NY (about an hour northwest of New York City). The township is in the fertile “Black Dirt Region”, which provides fresh food to markets and restaurants throughout New York City’s five boroughs. The region sits atop the Wallkill River Aquifer, which contributes to NYC drinking [...]

Complete It Cuomo

September 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Watch this gut-wrenching and beautiful tribute to one community in “fracking-banned” Upstate New York that is doing everything it can to stop Fracking Infrastructure from ruining its air, water, land, wildlife, people, and history. Will their representatives listen? Ultimately urging action from Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to step in and reject necessary air and water quality certificates before it’s too late, the film asks you to do your part, too. Please share across New York, New England, and the entire US—we are all connected and [...]

Minisink Residents versus FERC

June 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

On July 17, 2012 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a rare 3-2 vote, approved a project by the Millennium Pipeline Company to construct a gas compressor station in a residential area of Minisink, NY. On May 1, 2014, a group of Minisink Residents was represented at the U.S. Court of Appeals in a effort to overturn that split [...]

Randolph Hurst’s Comments To The NYS Public Service Commission

March 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Randolph Hurst’s Comments To The NYS  Public Service Commission This video adds another presenter, Randy Hurst, to our coverage of the February 25, 2014, New York State Public Service Commission hearings in Middletown, NY, concerning the proposed construction of a fracked-gas power plant in Orange County by Competitive Power Ventures (CPV). The below links are to the first video and petition. The Video: Excerpts From The NYS Public Service Commission Hearings On The CPV Power Plant The Petition: NO CPV VALLEY FRACK-FIRED POWER PLANT IN [...]

Shut Down The Roseland Compressor Station

November 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Shut Down The Roseland Compressor Station Roadside rally in Roseland, NJ on November 23rd  to shut down the Roseland gas compressor station built by Transco/Williams, set to go into operation adjacent to an electrical power facility and located in a flood zone. Speakers included Ted Glick from the Essex/Passaic Green Party, and Leigh Garofalow from The Mothers [...]

NEWS BRIEF: Save Minisink & The Black Dirt Farms Rally

November 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Why Is Minisink’s Battle So Important To The State, And To The Nation? Minisink’s case at the U.S. Court of Appeals will set a new legal precedent in terms of communities’ rights vs. the corporate interests of the oil and gas industry. Already, Minisink has broken four legal precedents, and the community is now poised to make history again at the federal judiciary level. It could either go remarkably well, and Minisink could be the first community in the nation to have a compressor station shut down and physically removed, thereby setting an incredible precedent for the [...]

EMISSIONS: Images From The Mixing Layer (art exhibition)

October 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

EMISSIONS: Images From The Mixing Layer (art exhibition) This exhibition at The Cooper Union, NYC, runs until November 8, 2013. It is based on a scientific study initiated by the curators and carried out by Gas Safety Inc. under the auspices of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability. The study consisted in measuring the fugitive gas emissions–gas pipeline leaks–from 160 miles of roadways in Manhattan in 2012. The findings from that study presented in a graphic form show that the island is enveloped in a cloud of methane. A panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, October 30,2013 [...]