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Standing Up for Seneca Lake

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When you think of the Finger Lakes region, you probably envision the lakes, recreational opportunities, state parks, wineries, and its beautiful scenic setting. However, local residents are envisioning a much different picture. They see the potential for contaminated drinking water, economic threats, and environmental degradation. If you are wondering what could devastate such a beautiful […]

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Fractivists Deliver Thousands of Signatures in Support of a Ban on Fracking Waste in CT

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Over 50 Connecticut residents recently came to Hartford to tell Governor Malloy and the CT General Assembly to ban toxic fracking waste in 2014.    Unfortunately, states without industrial oil and gas development such as Connecticut can still be negatively impacted by the disposal of waste products from fracking. The crowd consisted of John and Joan Q. Public’s […]

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Energy Policy & the State of the Union

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Last night the President made his fifth state of the union.  And the debate around energy policy was once again highlighted. The President made a strong statement about climate change, “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.”  We wholeheartedly agree.  Additionally, the President challenged Congress to eliminate federal subsidies for fossil fuels! That […]

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The Movement to Ban Hazardous Fracking Waste Growing in CT

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If you asked most people in Connecticut if they have ever heard of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking, for short) five years ago, you probably would have received a lot of puzzled looks.  Much has happened since then, including the release of Josh Fox’s 2010 documentary Gasland and its 2013 sequel, Gasland II.  Since then, there […]

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New York’s 2013 Legislative Session

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A quick wrap-up of what happened in New York this year during legislative session: Victories included a ban on shark fin sales, mercury thermostat collection program, buy local food procurement, and a $19 million increase in the Environmental Protection fund. Shark Fin Sale Ban – Even though shark finning is illegal in New York, you […]

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Lobbying for the Earth

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Today, hundreds of environmentalists from across New York State traveled to Albany, NY for the 23rd annual Earth Day Lobby Day.  Environmentalists will be meeting with members of the New York State Assembly and Senate, urging representatives to pass a series of bills identified by the environmental community as “Super Bills.”  The bills are common-sense […]

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Fracking News Update: New Poll; New Court Ruling

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Two new things to talk about in New York, but if you are following fracking you probably saw the news out of PA today on agreement between gas companies and some environmental groups  on drilling standards.  We’ll get to that another time as details unfold. Back to New York.  As I said two things: New […]

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