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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 [...]

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 [...]

Senator Gillibrand Stand With Minisink!

July 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Senator Gillibrand Stand With Minisink! The community of Minisink, NY needs your help. Please sign the petition at: http://www.citizenspeak.org/campaign/stopmcs/senator-gillibrand-minisink-matters-please-take-action Also, please call Senator Gillibrand at 212-688-6262 and ask that she: (1) visit Minisink to meet with the impacted families and farmers, (2) shut down the compressor station on the grounds of corporate fraudulence, illegal segmentation, and danger to the impacted communities, and (3) call for Congressional hearings on these clear violations. Tell her: Stand With Minisink! [...]