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A Panel Discussion and Book Signing: The Landscape of Fracking in New York; What’s Changed and What Hasn’t.

The announcement that DEC will prohibit fracking in NYS may lead some to believe that now we’re “safe.” However, pipelines, compressor stations, storage caverns and LNG facilities have been and remain the current threat. “The Real Cost of Fracking” authors, Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald, will demonstrate why such infrastructure may actually be WORSE than drilling in its health impacts on humans, animals, and our food shed.

Frack Off!

There are 500,000 active gas wells in the U.S. Each well can be fracked 18 times. Approximately 40,000 gallons of chemicals are used per fracturing, chemicals that include toxins and carcinogens like lead, mercury, hydrochloric acid, and formaldehyde.

In sum: 72 trillion gallons of water and 360 billion gallons of chemicals are needed to run our current gas wells.

Panelists discuss the environmental impacts of fracking and efforts to resist the industry at local and national levels.

Frack the “Promised Land”?

“Promised Land” does not present any scientific or economic facts about the positive or negative impacts of fracking. However, if you are interested in an easily digestible and entertaining look at both sides of the debate, “Promised Land” is worth a watch.

A supergroup forms in the anti-fracking movement

Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono joined with activist Mark Ruffalo at a Manhattan press conference this week, adding their voices to the anti-fracking movement at a time when Governor Cuomo is in the late stages of a fateful determination about permitting fracking in New York State.

Frack me not

Josh Fox’s new short film addresses the urgent issue of hydrofracking in New York state.