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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 [...]

Environmental WeeklyNews March 18, 2016

March 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

This Week’s Contents, as reported by Ken Gale and Charlie Olson: -Japanese People & Court Help Shut Down Nuclear Plant…Ken Gale (0:59 – 1:57) -Methane Pipeline Vibrations: Harmful or Not?….Ken Gale…..( 1:59 – 5:22) -Upcoming Events: Safe Energy Summit: End Nuclear Power Now….Ken Gale…..(5:23 – 5:45) -An Excerpt From The Indian Point Eleven’s Court House Press Conference of Tuesday 3-8-2016…..(5:47 – 14:16) WITH……Marilyn Elie-Moderator Marty Stolar-National Lawyers Guild Gary Shaw-Indian Point Safe Energy [...]

BXE Fast Day Five

September 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Day Five! “On Tuesday morning, a dozen people begin an 18-day water-only fast in front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to raise awareness of the agency’s contribution to worsening climate change and to harming the health and well-being of frontline communities where these projects are built. The fasters, ranging in age from 23 to 72, are demanding that FERC issue “No New Permits” for industry projects such as interstate pipelines, compressor stations and LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminals until the agency prioritizes solar, wind and other renewable [...]

BXE Fast

September 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

Day One! “On Tuesday morning, a dozen people begin an 18-day water-only fast in front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to raise awareness of the agency’s contribution to worsening climate change and to harming the health and well-being of frontline communities where these projects are built. The fasters, ranging in age from 23 to 72, are demanding that FERC issue “No New Permits” for industry projects such as interstate pipelines, compressor stations and LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminals until the agency prioritizes solar, wind and other renewable [...]

Testimony From The Fasters

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Original article by Beyond Extreme Energy Joining the Fast For No New Permits, too? Let us know by signing up here and sending a photo with a brief statement to gregorybyost@gmail.com. Francis Eatherington, Roseburg, OR “I will be fasting to help FERC understand the devastation caused by permitting projects like the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and pipeline in my home state of Oregon. In September FERC will be releasing their final environmental study which will likely claim there is no harm from exporting fracked natural gas from Oregon to Asia. FERC will allow Veresen, a foreign [...]

The FERC Rubber Stamp Song

June 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Published on Jul 6, 2014 From: NY Friends of Clean Air and Water We all know FERC’s a Rubber Stamp Machine! (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) Recorded 1 May 2014 (day of Minisink trial at the DC Circuit Court of Appeals). LYRICS by Dave Publow and Monica Hunken: We’re here at FERC to have our say So listen closely, don’t walk away This is your country It’s yours to save You’re letting fossil fuels dig our grave Across the land from sea to sea The gas-men drill the earth so carelessly They poison water, they cut down trees To put in pipelines that we [...]

Beyond Extreme Energy Week Begins at FERC

November 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Beyond Extreme Energy Week Begins at FERC Climate March participants John Abbe & Faith Meckley among that many concerned citizens at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday Nov 3rd to hold them accountable for failing to do their jobs by protecting people and the environment by properly regulating energy. 97% of scientists worldwide agree that climate change is a serious issue which must be addressed immediately. The UN climate summit meeting has recently come to the same conclusion. Environmental activists vow to continue to step up the pressure as shall be seen in Washington [...]

Beyond Extreme Energy: A call to action

November 4, 2014 // 3 Comments

25 Arrested On 1st Day of FERC Protests     November 3, 2014, Washington D.C.          Beyond Extreme Energy: A call to action https://sites.google.com/site/beyondextremeenergy/    In the face of ongoing threats to our health, communities, democracy, property values, environment and climate:   1.  We demand that FERC withdraw its permit for the dangerous fracked-gas export facility at Cove Point, as well as recent gas expansion permits at Myersville, Minisink and Seneca Lake. In addition, we demand a stop to the permitting of all fracked-gas export [...]

We are all on the front lines

July 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Originally posted on ClimateHoward:
Mike Bagdes-Canning gets the cuffs, along with 24 others, for civil disobedience at FERC.//photo by Tom Jefferson  Mike Bagdes-Canning is a husband, father, grandfather, retired teacher and vice president of Cherry Valley Borough in Butler County, PA. He was one of 25 people arrested Monday morning for blocking entrances at [...]