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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 [...]

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 [...]

September Fast At FERC For No New Permits

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Original article by Beyond Extreme Energy Click here to sign up. Beyond Extreme Energy has decided to organize a long-term, water-only “Fast For No New Permits” this September in front of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. We also encourage people to fast individually where they live and/or to organize local solidarity fasts during this same time period.We are undertaking this action in support of the call in Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si,” for action on the climate crisis commensurate with its seriousness. As he says in the encyclical: “There is an urgent [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Minisink Matters: Poisoning for Profit

July 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Minisink Matters: Poisoning for Profit   Voices from the community of Minisink, NY, where the Millennium Pipeline Company, with the approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has put a compressor station in the middle of a residential agricultural area. The residents are appealing FERC’s decision to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to halt the operation of the facility which is now in service and venting harmful vapors into the [...]