I don’t understand how our governor can push for marriage equality while determining that otherwise there are two classes of citizens in New York: those who get to drink safe water and those who don’t.
We in Syracuse, apparently, are First Class Citizens, along with those living in New York City. The rest of you living in . . . → Read More: An issue of justice
One of the most riveting speeches I have ever heard, and only 6 minutes long. Given by a 12-year-old at the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Brazil. Please watch this:
Now please put a 1-hour break from life on your calendar:
Tuesday, March 22, 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Thornden Park Water Tower (all the way up to the top . . . → Read More: If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it
Radioactivity in the air or in the water is something neither we nor the Japanese ever thought we’d have to face. Nuclear reactors in earthquake zones suddenly don’t make sense. Did hydro-fracking ever make sense? Your presence at Tuesday’s rally will make a difference (see below). Please read the following (bolding mine):
Lifton Calls For Public . . . → Read More: Lifton Calls For Public Hearing on Hydrofracking
A huge step in the right direction was taken last night by the New York State Senate when they voted to put a moratorium on hydro-fracking for one year so that there might be time for further study.
New York Times
N.Y. Senate Approves Fracking Moratorium
Over two thirds of our Senators, including 28 Democrats and 20 Republicans, voted . . . → Read More: NYS Senate votes to ban fracking for 1 year
NIMBY: Not In My Back Yard. But fracking already is in the back yard: Pennsylvania. Soon to be in New York if we do not act.
Why will I fail to act? Because disaster this preposterous just can’t happen in my back yard. I can’t believe it. I can’t wrap my mind around it.
Right. Tell that to . . . → Read More: Fracking in my back yard
There’s one way to get upstate New Yorkers to turn off all reasoning ability: just say the four-letter word: JOBS
There’s no doubt about our need for them, but we’ll believe even known liars if they just whisper “jobs!” in our hopeful ears.
Remember all the jobs that were supposed to be produced at the Mistake . . . → Read More: Hydrofracking = dangerous jobs
Only you and your neighbors can stop hydrofracking in Onondaga County (our drinking water’s watershed). Your government (Albany) is dysfunctional and too busy figuring out the economic mess.
Think this (below) can’t happen to us?
If not, what are you thinking?
CAN YOU DO THIS WITH YOUR TAP WATER? from JOSHFOX on Vimeo.
Read and learn:
Catskill Mountain Keeper WORKING TOGETHER . . . → Read More: Can you do this with your tap water?
lease income for land owners: $
jobs created: $
taxes to local/state govts.: $
contribution to energy independence: $
total costs of economic, health, environmental damage:
Our ground and surface water systems: Priceless
How green was their valley…
Hydrofracking sites scattered around the Upper Green River Valley, Wyoming. Onondaga County could look like this, . . . → Read More: What’s our water worth?
When my son used to “clean” the kitchen, what was left behind gave me more work, not less. The dishes had to be re-washed. The sponge would be full of junk. The stove had cleanser spilled in unreachable spots. The floor was wet in spots and he would have tracked his dirty shoes through it.
He was . . . → Read More: Natural gas: not clean, not the answer