Starkey Citizens for a Clean & Healthy Environment
Issues:
RECENT FRACKING IMPACTS CONCERNING COMMUNITY SAFETY, PROPERTY VALUES, EXPLOSIONS, CHEMICAL SPILLS, AND/OR WATER CONTAMINATION

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CRIME

Let's Make Fracking a Crime
Draft Public Law 1 to Criminalize Fracking
The Criminalization of Fracking is Picking Up Steam
Towns See Crime, Carousing Surge Amid Gas Boom
Crime increases in Bradford County

DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE

Pennsylvania Court Deals Blow to Secrecy-Obsessed Fracking Industry
S.O.S.: The EDF Move
Parts of Low Country Are Now Quake Country
Organic Farmers Struggle to Protect Land from Encroaching Fracking Industry
Gas Industry Loses Fight to Keep Fracking Pollution Case Secret
W.Va. Gas Line Explodes, Burns Homes and Roads
Fracking's Cracking House Foundations
Judges Rule Fracking Secrecy Court Case Must Be Heard
Bayou Frack-Out: The Massive Oil and Gas Disaster You've Never Heard Of
Gas Line Ruptures in Woodhull, Shuts Down Route 417
Chesapeake to Pay $1.6 Million for Contaminating Water Wells in Bradford County
4,700 Gallons Of Acid Spill At Bradford County Drilling Site
Crash Spills Fluid from Gas Drilling into Creek
Crime increases in Bradford County

DEC (NYS) REPORTS

New Review Shows Revelations of Additional Disturbing Conflicts of Interest
“Free” Advice on Natural Gas Yields $50MM Lawsuit
3rd NY Town Wins in Court Over Fracking Ban
Legal Showdown Coming on New York State's Compulsory Integration Law
Backed By Silver, Assembly Bill Would Delay Fracking Permits 1 Year
How the DEC Gutted the Fracking Regulations
DEC Continues to Shut the Public Out of Fracking Review
GOVERNOR CUOMO DELAYS FRACKING DECISION
NY DEC Commissioner Martens on Fracking 2/4/2013.
Lawmakers Query DEC Chief on Gas Drilling
DEC Chief: State May Miss Fracking Deadline
New York DEC's Fracking Regulatory Cover Up

DRINKING WATER

911 — Emergency! Water Contamination NE Pennsylvania
NYS Comptroller Quizzes Oil Fracking Giant on Water Safety
Donate to Make Sure PA Families Have Clean Water and the Ability to Speak Out Against Fracking!
Dimock Residents Demand EPA Reopen Water Contamination Study
Fracking Texas: Water Woes Go On
Internal EPA Report Highlights Disputes Over Fracking and Well Water
DEP (Department of Environmental Prevarication) Hides Dirty Water
Contamination of North America’s Groundwater from Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing) Revealed in a New Case History Catalogue
Documenting Baseline Water Quality
COMMUNITY-BASED RISK ASSESSMENT OF WATER CONTAMINATION FROM HVHHF
DRINKING WATER: Fouled Water Strains Butler County (PA) Residents
Scientist Say Frackwater Isn’t Drinkable
Water Withdrawal Regulations Leave Some Wanting More (R. Treichler Interview)
Chesapeake to Pay $1.6 Million for Contaminating Water Wells in Bradford County
Crash Spills Fluid from Gas Drilling into Creek

EFFECT ON POCKETBOOK

Was the Propane Shortage this Winter Engineered to Maximize Corporate Profits?
On Brink Of Collapse, Fracking Giant Chesapeake Energy Slashed Royalties To Property Owners
Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson Cries NIMBY and Sues the Frackers
The (un)Economics of Fracking New York
Marcellus Watch: Mythbusters Tackle Frack Hype
Guest Viewpoint: County Gambled on Drilling, Now Faces Consequences
NAFTA on Steroids
Advocates Want Probe of Pro-Fracking Campaign Donations
Exxon Mobil Doled Out $2 Million for NY Fracking Advertisements
New Video Reveals the True Cost of Carbon Pollution
Reports: Shale Gas Bubble Looms, Aided by Wall Street
Hydrofracking OK Would Amount to 'Unfunded Mandate' (Video)
Marcellus Shale Gas Exploitation and the Common Good
Stunning Fact: PA Unemployment Rate Rises During Last 12 Months Even As National Rate Declines
Deborah Rogers Raises Red Flags on DOE Export Study
Impact on Property Values, Mortgages, Insurance
Local Experiences Related to the Marcellus Shale Industry
Impact on Property Values, Mortgages, Insurance
FINANCIAL CO-DEPENDENCY: HOW WALL STREET HAS KEPT SHALE ALIVE By Deborah Rogers

ENERGY OPTIONS

RENEWABLE ENERGY NIGHT
Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century
Minisink: Public Hearing 2/13; Written Comment Info
UBS: Utilities Face “Perfect Storm” from Renewables, Storage
Using the Solarize Model in Your Community
Gangplank to a Warm Future
Fracked Gas Isn’t a Bridge Fuel—It’s a Gangplank
How New York State Could be Entirely Renewable by 2030
New York’s Fossil Fuel: Gone with the Wind … Water and Sun
Author of climate change report: ‘I got it wrong on climate change – it’s far, far worse’
RENEWABLE ENERGY: Wind and Solar Power Paired With Storage Could Power Grid 99.9 Percent of the Time

EPA (FEDERAL) REPORTS

EPA Draft Report on Fracking
New Study Finds U.S. Has Greatly Underestimated Methane Emissions
EPA Report & Webinars:: Potential Impacts of Fracking on Drinking Water

FARMING

NY Farmers Reject Anti-Hydrofracking Position at Farm Bureau Meeting
Reproductive Problems, Death in Animals Exposed to Fracking
Fracking Our Farms: A Tale of Five Farming Families - More Information
Fracking our Farms: A Tale of Five Farming Families
Livestock Falling Ill in Fracking Regions, Raising Concerns About Food
FARMING, PETS, HEALTH: Cornell University Study Suggests Hydrofracking Is Killing Farm Animals, Pets

GAS STORAGE

From Gas Free Seneca
SLPWA Urges Cuomo to Resist LNG
Inergy Blacklisting NY Businesses Who Oppose Industrialized Gas Storage/ Transport
ALERT: DEC PROPOSING NEW RULES FOR LNG INFRASTRUCTURE
Inergy Seeks Approval for Gas Storage in Once Deemed Unusable Salt Cavern
More Check on LPG Plans for Reading Sought
Letter: LPG Storage Has No Place in Finger Lakes Region
Homes Evacuated After Gas Explosion
Oil Driller Breaches Salt Mine Under Louisana Lake

HEALTH

State promises to provide fracking documents by Nov. 3
Aggressive Tactic on the Fracking Front
Seneca Lake Pure Waters Alliance & Keuka Lake Assn Will Meet with State Entities
RADON IS NOT A NEW ISSUE. BUT IT COULD BE ONE WHOSE TIME HAS COME.
Film: Groundswell Rising - Protecting Our Children's Air and Water
Screening Directions: GROUNDSWELL RISING
Fracking Panel Member Wants NY Health Review Put on Hold
Tainted Water Testing Lab Flourished Under Lax New York State Regulators
Sign Letter to Fracking Panel Members
Pure Waters Taking State Dept. of Health to Court
URGENT: Please Take Action to Resolve Major New DOH Review Problems
Transparency Battle Unites Fracking Advocates, Opponents
Pipeline Radon Fear Starting to Catch Fire
Fracking vs Health
Fracking Ourselves to Death in Pennsylvania
Fracking vs. Health Forums Draw Large Crowds
US Health Experts Seek More Study on 'Fracking'
Many Stressors Associated with Fracking Due to Perceived Lack of Trust, Study Finds
How Close Is Too Close? Hydrofracking to Access Natural Gas Reservoirs Poses Risks to Surface Water
Group of Bradford Co, Pa. Residents Concerned about Health Effects of Hydrofracking
Update on Hydraulic Fracturing
A Master Class on Fracking (and earn CME credits)
Pennsylvania Residents Concerned About Health Effects of Hydrofracking
Fracking Wastewater Can Be Highly Radioactive
Forum: Fracking vs Health - April 27th @7:00 PM
Pennsylvania DEP Gets Radioactive
Fundamental Chemical Toxicology with Exposure Related to Shale Gas Development
Patient Evaluation: Dr. Adam Law, Fellow of the U.K. Royal College of Physicians
Health Concerns in the Era of Gas Drilling: A Basic Toolkit for Healthcare Providers
New Coalition Letter Requests That Major Revisions to DOH Review Be Adopted
SUPER IMPORTANT NEW COALITION LETTER
MISINFORMED OUTSIDE REVIEWER DEMONSTRATES INADEQUACY AND FAILURE OF NEW YORK STATE FRACKING HEALTH REVIEW
Soutwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project
Lifton Protests Secret Hydrofracking Health Analysis
Marcellus Shale Gas Exploitation and the Common Good
Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project
Peter Mantius: Doctors' Fracking Concerns Being Ignored
DR. DAN VOLTZ: Public Health Implications of the Lack of Safe Procedures for Disposal of the Products of Hydrofracking Operations
FARMING, PETS, HEALTH: Cornell University Study Suggests Hydrofracking Is Killing Farm Animals, Pets
Gas Field Workers Cited in Pennsylvania Hospital's Losses
Fracking Moratorium Still Holding/Pushing HARD for DOH Review Public Participation
Fracking's Dangers for Workers
Fracking’s Most Horrifying Health Risks
Judges Rule Fracking Secrecy Court Case Must Be Heard
Ohio State: DNA Analysis of Microbes in a Fracking Site Yields Surprises
Towns See Crime, Carousing Surge Amid Gas Boom
Local Experiences Related to the Marcellus Shale Industry

MAPS

A Map That Needs to Go Viral
Updates and Corrections Since the Last Bans/Moratoria Map

NEW YORK CITY

No Frack Almanac Is Now Available
Fracking Central Park

PETS

FARMING, PETS, HEALTH: Cornell University Study Suggests Hydrofracking Is Killing Farm Animals, Pets

PROGRESS

Landmark Decision for Local Control – Major Setback for Fracking Supporters
Senate Forum on the Economic Realities of Fracking in New York
What the EPA Hoped You'd Miss This Holiday Season....
First Criminal Case Against a Shale Firm Opens
Pro-Fracking Group Shrinks Under Pressure
Election Victories on Fracking!
Sandra Steingraber Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from SUNY _ESF
Appeals Court Says NY Towns Can Ban Fracking
Governor Cuomo Receives Avalanche of nearly 1,000 Personalized Requests for a Shale Gas Public Health Impact Study
GOVERNOR CUOMO DELAYS FRACKING DECISION
New Coalition Letter Gains 1,400+ Signatories/Revised Shale Gas Rulemaking Proposal Posted/More Press Coverage

REGULATIONS AND RESPONSES

Obama Administration Unveils Federal Fracking Regulations
Assembly Passes Hydrofracking Moratorium Legislation
The Huge Downside to Fracking that Everyone Is Ignoring
Landowners Sue Cuomo, DEC Over Fracking Moratorium
Veil May Be Pulled from NY’s Review of Fracking in 2014
About TPP, Bans, Lawsuits & Albany Rally
Dryden's Court Battle Over Fracking Progresses
Rally Against Fracking at Cuomo’s State of the State Address!
The Frackers Are At It Again!
Erie County Bans Hydrofracking
Syracuse Frackdown: Rally Against Fracking Infrastructure at DEC Meeting
Hundreds of New Yorkers say NO to Fracking Infrastructure
New Yorkers Against Fracking: Albany Trip October 30
The Return of Thirty Days: The Infrastructure Regs
Suit Brought to NYS Department of Health by Seneca Pure Waters
Marcellus Watch: Bullies and Superheroes in the Fracking Battle
No Suspense: Fracking Deadline to Come and Go
NY Court Hears Arguments on Town Fracking Bans
SIERRA CLUB RESPONSE TO NEW PROGRAM ON VOLUNTARY FRACKING REGULATIONS
Pure Waters Issues Warning About Hydrofracking Regs
Andrew Cuomo Criticizes Pro-Fracking Groups' Strategy
Assembly Passes Hydrofracking Moratorium
Marcellus Watch | ‘The toughest regs’
How the DEC Gutted the Fracking Regulations
Tell President Obama: Don't Appoint this Fracking Guy
NYS PSC Considering New Policies Facilitating Use of NG in NYS
Southern Tier Fracking Demonstration Project
Stop Gas Drilling - Sue Your Neighbor
Responding to New Fracking Regulations: December 17th Meeting

SENECA LAKE GAS STORAGE

Charges Dismissed “in the Interests of Justice” for 42 Seneca Lake Gas Storage Protesters
Letter from Jeremy Alderson to the People for a Healthy Environment, Inc.
Schuyler County Comprehensive Emergency Plan Meeting
Call or Write Gov. Cuomo Opposing Crestwood
Crestwood Is Calling EVERYONE
Pledge to Protect Seneca Lake
Santa Arrested at Seneca Lake!
What Pairs Well With a Finger Lakes White? Not Propane, Vintners Say
Permit Issued To: Facility: U S SALT LLC U S SALT - WATKINS GLEN REFINERY
Permit Attached RE: US Salt Water Withdrawal Permit Application for its Watkins Glen Refinery
9 Arrests in Morning Follow Busy Court Night
"We Are Seneca Lake" Rally & Press Conference Weds, 12/03 at 6 pm
A Busy Crestwood Protest Day
Marcellus Watch: LPG Storage Plan Needs to Stand Trial
Despite Threats to Public Safety and Local Economy, Controversial Gas Storage Project Moves Forward
WRITE ON: When Government Fails Us
Marcellus Watch | Peter Mantius
LPG Storage Opponents Renew Their Pleas to Legislature
DEC To Hold Issues Conference on Application for LPG Storage Facility in Schuyler County
Bastille Day at Schuyler County Legislature 14 July 2014
Over Protests, Schuyler Lawmakers Maintain Support for Gas Storage Facility
A Regional Rally to Repeal the Resolution! Save Seneca Lake from LPG Storage!
July 14: A Regional Rally to Repeal the Resolution! Save Seneca Lake from LPG Storage!
Schuyler Co. Joins 21st Century
Business Leaders Voice Concerns of LPG Storage Plans
Four Downstate Senators Join Opposition to LPG Storage Site
New York Senators, and the Town of Geneva, Oppose Gas Storage Proposals
Health Care Professionals call for Halt of Gas Storage along Seneca
"Seneca in the Balance" Community Forum: March 11, 7-9pm, Watkins Glen
Geologist Says Feds Made “Incredible Error” Ignoring Huge N.Y. Salt Cavern Roof Collapse
Jeremy Alderson Press Conference
Natural Gas Divides Seneca Lake Community
Prayer Walk for a Gas Free Seneca
Check out on Facebook: Prayer Walk for a Gas Free Seneca
Earthjustice Cites Quebec Rail Disaster in Letter to DEC about Schuyler County Project
Inergy/Salt Engineer Demands at Hector Board Meeting That Hector Residents Be Prohibited From Attending Hearing at Reading Town Hall on August 13, 2013
Urgent! Let Us Help You
YOUR LAKE SENECA IS MY LOYALSOCK CREEK: INERGY BELONGS IN NEITHER
Crestwood to Merge With Inergy to Create $7 Billion Firm
Schuyler County Protesters Get 15 Days in Jail
Calling All Yates County Residents/ Landowners!
12 Arrested Blockading Controversial Fracking Infrastructure
Williams, Boardwalk Announce Marcellus-to-Gulf Coast NGL Pipeline
Natural Gas Expansion Public Notice
A Volley in the LPG Battle of Seneca Lake
Urgent - Gas Free Seneca / Infrastructure Awareness Rally Mon, 3/18 5pm
Coverage About Seneca County's Support of GFS
Natural Gas Storage Expansion
Seneca Supervisors Committee: Request Alternate LPG Site
A Volley in the LPG Battle of Seneca Lake
Oil Driller Breaches Salt Mine Under Louisana Lake
TV Coverage of Jeremy's Hearing - Trial Date
EARTHJUSTICE TO REPRESENT GAS FREE SENECA!!
Gas Free Seneca's Radio interview on WRFI
At Industry’s Urging, Engineer Reverses Position on LPG Cavern Storage
Inergy Seeks Approval for Gas Storage in Once Deemed Unusable Salt Caverns

STARKEY

Starkey Town Board Meeting, Thursday, July 9th - 7 PM
STARKEY TOWN BOARD HAS VOTED "YES" ON ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF HYDROFRACKING MORATORIUM
Ban Slickwater Horizontal Hydrofracking In The Town of Starkey: The Petition

TOWNS' ACTIONS

Minisink Hearing 5/1/2014: U.S. Court of Appeals Posted on May 2, 2014
A Letter from Minisink
New York's Highest Court to Hear Dryden and Middlefield Appeals
Marcellus Watch: Drillers Go for Broke in Appeal of Bans
Civil Fracking Rights: Community Response to Natural Gas Development in NY
Battles Escalate Over Community Efforts to Ban Fracking
Strictly Business: Home Rule Hits Home Run in Fracking Debate
Horseheads Delaying Decision on Fracking Moratorium
Wawarsing Town Board Votes Unanimously to Ban Fracking
In Fracking Court Fight, Upstate Community Gets Legal Help From 50 Other Towns
Updates and Corrections Since the Last Bans/Moratoria Map
Contribution from Keuka Citizens Against Hydrofracking
MORATORIA, BANS, and RESOLUTIONS
Towns See Crime, Carousing Surge Amid Gas Boom

VIDEO

Twin Tiers Sunday with Host Jennifer Sheahen- Groundswell Rising on Fracking
"Green Illusions"
GROUNDSWELL RISING DOCUMENTARY FILM
Seneca in the Balance -- Live Stream Archive
Methane Leaky Wells
Aerial Tour of Gaslands in Northern Pennsylvania: 15-minute View Time: Pictures Speak
"What Would You Say to Obama?"
N.Y. Senator Pushing Fracking Linked to Donor's Co.
The Natural Gas Message: No Fracking Way
Watch Arbetter's Insights on Proposed Gas Storage Facility
Lung Cancer & New York City Kitchens: Linda Rosenthal
Live at Historic Vote in Illinois: Steingraber and Citizens Bust Fracking Bill (Video)
Gas Industry Group Crashes NY Senators’ Pennsylvania Tour
PSE CME Series on Shale Gas
The Intersection Between Hydraulic Fracturing and Climate Change
Oil Driller Breaches Salt Mine Under Louisana Lake
Roundtable on Lenpape Resources Lawsuit & Gas Industry Intimidation Tactics
The Best Short Video Yet on the Dangers of Fracking
VIDEO: Unearthed - The Fracking Facade
Compelling Video of Life Near a Glycol Dehydrator Plant

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

COMPENDIUM OF SCIENTIFIC, MEDICAL, AND MEDIA FINDINGS DEMONSTRATING RISKS AND HARMS OF FRACKING
California's Fracking Boom Just Got Busted
A Bridge to Nowhere: Methane Emissions and the Greenhouse Gas Footprint of Natural Gas
Anti-fracking Documentary to Ppremier in Elmira
Climate Change in the U.S. in 8 Compelling Charts
Just-released National Climate Assessment
U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods
Values and Data Meet at a Vatican Workshop on Sustaining Humanity on a Flourishing Planet
“The Fracking War”
EcoWatch Fracking Page
Save the Finger Lakes: A Blog
Many Amish Selling Land To Flee Encroaching Oil Boom In Ohio, Cashing In On Royalties
The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Environmental Implications
New York Shale Play Gets Major Downgrade
New No-Frack Almanac Out Now!
Fracking Sites in Pennsylvania
Four Lessons from the U.S. to Countries About to Be Fracked
Super Dangerous Month Ahead/You Snooze, We All Could Lose/Keep Pushing!!!
Hydrofracking in Finger Lakes more likely if Cayuga Power Plant Switches to Gas, Opponents Say
RECENT GUEST VIEWPOINTS AND LETTERS FROM SOUTHERN TIER ACTIVISTS
KC-based Inergy Fracking a Finger Lake & Remembering Bob Edgar
The Fossil Fuel Resistance
State Department's Keystone Analysis Ignores True Climate Impact: Report
Harvard Study: FracFocus Fails to Provide Adequate Disclosure for Fracking Chemicals
Fracking Win: Court Says Feds Ignored Environment in Oil Leases
NYC Is Promised a 4,000' Setback for Their Watershed
Controversial $40 Million Searsport Plan Tanks
Gasland’s Impact on the Explosive Growth of the Anti-Fracking Movement
More Scientific Evidence Linking Fracking and Earthquakes
It's Not Easy Being Green
A Must Read Account of Fracking Colorado
The Town of Andes Passes Ban on Heavy Industry – aka Fracking!
Sierra Club Says No to Fracking in New York, Yes to Fracking in Illinois
MIT’s Ernest Moniz, Obama’s Top Candidate for Energy Secretary, Oversees Pro-Industry-Funded Research
Save the Southern Tier: New Anti-Fracking Network Formed
If You Don’t Feel Hopeful, You’re Not Doing Enough
The First National Conference to Stop Fracking
Public Urged to Attend Frack Waste Facility Meeting in Potter County
Anti-Fracking Campaign Ads Drill Governor Cuomo
Concerned Citizens of Covert
Environmental Advocates of New York
MARCELLUS SHALE GAS DRILLING IN THE FINGER LAKES, THE SOUTHERN TIER & BEYOND NEW YORK'S WATERSHEDS
INDEX OF THE DIGEST OF INDEPENDENT SCIENCE ON HYDROFRACKING

WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE WASTE?

Senate Democratic Conference Emphasizes Anti-Hydrofracking Waste Legislative Package
Chemung County Landfill Changes Debated
Chemung Landfill: Chemung Legislature: Mon, 5/12,7:00 PM. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
Landfill Wastewater Showing Elevated Radioactivity
Engaged and Enraged, Citizens Speak Out Against Chemung Landfill Expansion
Gas Drilling Wastes in Local Landfills - Video
Gas Drilling Wastes in Local Landfills, Wed., Feb. 26, 7:00 pm, Elmira
Chemung Landfill Expansion Hearing
New York Imports Pennsylvania’s Radioactive Fracking Waste Despite Falsified Water Tests
Marcellus Watch: The DEC Plays Ostrich on Rradioactive Waste
EPA to Allow Consumption of Toxic Fracking Wastewater by Wildlife and Livestock
Increased Frequency of Earthquakes Linked to Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells
Red Hook Passes Laws to Ban Hydrofracking
NATURAL GAS WASTE HAULER RAIDED
Marcellus Watch: Judge's Ruling Protects Corning Aquifer
Court Hearing in Painted Post Water Export Lawsuit, Fri., March 1, Rochester
Ohioans Shut Down Fracking Waste Water Storage Facility
Oil & Gas Development Radiation Study in Pa
Shale Drillers Want to Move Waste Water on Barges
Geochemical Evaluation of Fowback Brine from Marcellus Gas Wells in Pennsylvania
Fracking Flowback Found to Consist of Ancient Radioactive Brine
Galef Will Propose Legislation Banning Use of Hazardous Hydrofracking By-Products
Water Withdrawal Regulations Leave Some Wanting More (R. Treichler Interview)
Ohio State: DNA Analysis of Microbes in a Fracking Site Yields Surprises

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