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Nancy Vann: Indian Point Safety

July 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

  For More Information: Nancy Vann for Westchester Legislator – District 1                                     Website: www.nancyvann.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/NSVann/ Twitter: @NSVann [...]

Change in ag regs criminalizing urban farmers delayed

April 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

From our friends in Michigan Lansing Online News The Michigan Agricultural Commission voted to delay its decision on changing the “siting” regulation of the GAAMPs (Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices) to remove Right to Farm protection from urban farmers. Folks like “Chicken Felon” Randy Zeilinger who want to raise chickens in their backyards would then be at the mercy of a conflicting and confusing crazy quilt of local and state zoning laws. The commission plans to vote on the change in late April. Wendy Banka, president of the Michigan Small Farm Council, said [...]

Tell Comptroller DiNapoli to Divest NYS from Fossil Fuels

April 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Photographs from Tell Comptroller DiNapoli to Divest NYS from Fossil Fuels ALL PHOTOGRAPHS by Marilyn Stern On Thursday, March 27, 2014, students and other groups rallied in downtown Manhattan in front of NYS Comptroller DiNapoli’s office building to urge him to divest all funds from fossil fuel corporations and reinvest those funds in alternative and renewable businesses. NYS Comptroller DiNapoli has made powerful statements warning about the risks of investing in fossil fuels and said, “Institutional investors must think over the long-term, which means that we must take environmental [...]

Tell Comptroller DiNapoli to Divest NYS from Fossil Fuels

March 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

  On Thursday, March 27, 2014, students and other groups rallied in downtown Manhattan in front of NYS Comptroller DiNapoli’s office building to urge him to divest all funds from fossil fuel corporations and reinvest those funds in alternative and renewable businesses. NYS Comptroller DiNapoli has made powerful statements warning about the risks of investing in fossil fuels and said, “Institutional investors must think over the long-term, which means that we must take environmental risks into consideration when we make investments.” Let’s help him make the right [...]

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 [...]

Delaware Riverkeeper Network video Act 13 Forum

March 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Delaware Riverkeeper Network video Act 13 Forum   On March 13, 2014 the Delaware Riverkeeper Network hosted a forum/webcast with the attorneys and community leaders who led the legal challenge against Pennsylvania’s pro-gas Act 13. The state supreme court ruled that Pennsylvania residents have a right to a clean environment. The panel answered questions from the studio audience and people watching online.   Please visit —- Delaware Riverkeeper [...]

Excerpts From The NYS Public Service Commission Hearings On The CPV Power Plant

March 9, 2014 // 3 Comments

Excerpts From The  NYS Public Service Commission Hearings On The CPV Power Plant On February 25, 2014, the New York State Public Service Commission held hearings in Middletown, NY, to get public comments on the proposed construction of a fracked-gas power plant in Orange County by Competitive Power Ventures (CPV). This 30 minute video shows much of the comments and testimony given from across the range of residents living and working in the affected NYS area: Minisink, Waywayanda and the county itself. Speakers come from: union council leadership positions, elected offices, the school [...]

Delaware Riverkeeper Network Act 13 Forum promo

March 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Delaware Riverkeeper Network Act 13 Forum promo Our water, Our air and Our Communities-And Forced Gas Drilling. The inside story on the landmark court case that overturned the pro-drilling Act 13 in Pennsylvania. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network will be holding a forum next week examining the ruling. Registration to attend the Forum in person: http://bit.ly/DRN-Act13-ForumRegistra…   Please visit —- Delaware Riverkeeper [...]