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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 [...]

Come To “Save The Black Dirt Region” Rally

October 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

The fertile Black Dirt Region of upstate New York is being put at risk by the gas industry infrastructure in the form of compressor and metering stations which not only release emissions containing carcinogens and neurotoxins, but also compounds that when exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods are converted to ground level ozone–known to inhibit crop productivity by as much as 30%. Come join the farmers and families of Minisink NY as they gather in Union Square, NYC on Saturday, October 26th, 2013. Playwright Eve Ensler will be a guest [...]

Save The Black Dirt Region!

October 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Come to a gathering on Saturday, October 26th at noon in Union Square, NYC to support and hear from farmers in the upstate “Black Dirt Region” fighting against the damage being done to the residents, farm animals, crops and environment by the Millennium Pipeline Company’s gas compressor station, located in Minisink, [...]

Lung Cancer & New York City Kitchens: Jill Greenberg MPH

May 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Jill Greenberg is a public health professional and program manager who specializes in urban environmental health issues, environmental restoration and brownfields economic redevelopment. She has acted as a technical consultant to numerous elected and administrative government officials, in projects involving every aspect of environmental and occupational health. She has extensive experience researching the exposure and toxicity of chemical substances. This is part 5 of 7 videos in this [...]