Posted by Editor on January 29, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed is holding a series of “town hall” events in part of his district on Saturday, Feb. 2.
He will be at the Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water Street, Seneca Falls, at 3:30 p.m.
If you are Reed’s constituent, you might want to give him your response to this story, which appeared in the January 28 edition of the Ithaca Journal:
Reed looks to fracking for ‘manufacturing renaissance’
Reed’s emphasis on restoring U.S. manufacturing comes from his recent appointment to the House’s Manufacturing caucus. The congressman will co-chair the caucus, which is a bipartisan work group that aims to strengthen U.S. manufacturing and help employers put Americans back to work.
“I cannot emphasize enough the opportunity that the shale gas and the tight-sand oils represent for us — when it comes to that manufacturing rebirth and renaissance,” he said during a Monday news conference.
“That will do so much to strengthen our American economy, and that means strengthening America for generations to come.”
Reed said low utility rates will generate the power needed to reignite the U.S manufacturing economy.
Sandra Steingraber, a distinguished scholar in residence for environmental studies at Ithaca College and anti-fracking activist, said Reed’s plan is unsustainable.
“It’s also just a dead end,” Steingraber said. “Building an economy on shale gas is a house of cards, and so we’re setting ourselves up for failure.”
Posted by admin3 on March 19, 2012
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Penn Yan Middle School Auditorium, 515 Liberty St, Penn Yan,NY 14527, USA
Deborah Rogers, a Shale Gas Economics expert, will speak at four upcoming appearances in the Finger Lakes this March. She will discuss her insights into the Gas Drilling Industry in a presentation entitled “In Their Own Words: Examining Shale Gas Hype”. Subjects covered will include the Industry’s ponzi scheme behavior with land acquisition and drilling leases as well as its questionable profitability in actual market conditions. She is unique in her professional credentials as an economist and financial adviser as well as her first hand interaction with the Gas Companies in the heart of the Texas drilling region. There will be a Q&A session during which many aspects of the economics of hydrofracking will be discussed.
About Deborah Rogers
March appearances over four consecutive nights include Geneva (21st), Watkins Glen (22nd), Groton (23rd), and Penn Yan (24th).
Admission is free.
These appearances are sponsored by Coalition to Protect New York,Hector Clean Waters, Gas Free Seneca and Committee to Preserve The Finger Lakes.
Posted by admin3 on February 15, 2012
It is my pleasure to share the news that this evening the Town of Jerusalem became the first of ten townships in the Keuka Lake watershed to prohibit high volume, slick water hydraulic fracture drilling (fracking) by use of a comprehensive zoning ordinance. The decision of the board culminates an 11 month intensive review process conducted by a committee of volunteer residents which began in March of 2011 with a moratorium of natural gas drilling in this New York Finger Lakes municipality.
In a statement read prior to the vote, Town Supervisor Daryl Jones said…
“Most important to me was the research and analysis that presented facts that fracking as it is currently done is not safe. It is not safe for the waters we drink. It is not safe for the crops we grow and the produce we eat. It is not safe for the livestock we raise. And it is not safe for the waters of Keuka Lake in which our children and grandchildren swim, fish and play.
Research proved without a doubt that property values, agriculture and tourism would suffer if fracking came to our town. The idyllic image of Mennonite wagons would be replaced with massive truck traffic of 18 wheelers loaded with waters that contain chemicals that threaten our well-being.”
Similar action to Jerusalem’s is currently in progress in eight of the remaining nine townships in the watershed of Keuka Lake.
Joe Hoff, Chairman
Keuka Citizens Against Hydrofracking