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Voices from the Environment: The Elk River Accident – An interview with Mari-lynn Evans

January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Voices from the Environment: The Elk River Accident – An interview with Mari-lynn Evans Voices from the Environment: On January 9, 2014, there was a chemical spill caused by a coal company called Freedom Industries in Charleston, West Virginia. This accident allowed several thousand gallons of a chemical called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol to spill into the Elk River just upstream from American Water’s, supposedly clean water, intake system. American Water is the supplier of drinking water to over 300,000 people in West Virginia. Governor Tomblin issued a warning several hours [...]

Shut Down The Roseland Compressor Station

November 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Shut Down The Roseland Compressor Station Roadside rally in Roseland, NJ on November 23rd  to shut down the Roseland gas compressor station built by Transco/Williams, set to go into operation adjacent to an electrical power facility and located in a flood zone. Speakers included Ted Glick from the Essex/Passaic Green Party, and Leigh Garofalow from The Mothers [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Public Conversation With The Honorable Senator Tony Avella

July 22, 2013 // 3 Comments

A Public Conversation Series: The following is a presentation in a continuing series of public conversations with average individuals, grassroots groups, prominent individuals and prominent groups concerning their thoughts and actions about the environment. A Public Conversation With The Honorable Senator Tony Avella: Sen. Avella asks the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) to: “Put up or shut up” to “Bring the Moratorium bill to the floor”, to “Bring the bills forward”, and much more. As sponsor and co-sponsor of many environmental bills throughout his [...]

A Public Conversation With The Honorable Senator Diane J. Savino

July 21, 2013 // 4 Comments

A Public Conversation Series: The following is a presentation in a continuing series of public conversations with average individuals, grassroots groups, prominent individuals and prominent groups concerning their thoughts and actions about the environment. A Public Conversation With The Honorable Senator Diane J. Savino: View a narrative of the Senator’s Radon bill at the conclusion of her discussion on: How the Public’s knowledge and action of energy has changed over the past 10 yrs.; of using the NYS Southern Tier as an experiment/trial with fracking; how an individual can [...]

FREE The Secrets of Death Avenue

May 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Secrets of Death Avenue–May 4, 2013 In a continuing series of annual walks honoring Jane Jacobs, the noted activist and innovator in urban studies, an informative and entertaining tour of the western part of Greenwich Village was conducted on Saturday, May 4, [...]