Albany Rally: Cuomo’s State of the State Address

When: View in Calendar » January 9, 2013 (all-day)
Categories: Counties
Tags: Albany anti-fracking cuomo Fracking rally State of the State Address

We will be back in touch regarding carpooling and other details.

Organized by New Yorkers Against Fracking


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Ithaca College Department of Physics and the Power & Energy Ithaca Seminar present: “Unconventional Gas Development from Shale Plays: Myths and Realities”

When: View in Calendar » November 28, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Where: Williams Hall Room 225, Ithaca College, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Rd,Ithaca,NY 14850, USA
Cost: Free and open to the public
Categories: Tompkins
Tags: anti-fracking gas drilling hydrofracking Ingraffea Ithaca College natural gas shale drilling
“Unconventional Gas Development from Shale Plays: Myths and Realities
A. R. “Tony” Ingraffea, Ph.D., P.E.
Cornell University
Dr. Ingraffea will explore some myths and realities concerning large-scale development of the unconventional natural gas resource in shale deposits in the Northeast. On a local scale, these concern geological aspects of the plays, and the resulting development and use of directional drilling, high-volume, slickwater, hydraulic fracturing, multi-well clustered pad arrangements, and the impacts of these technologies on waste production and disposal, and contamination of water supplies. On a global scale, we will also explore the cumulative impact of
unconventional gas development on greenhouse gas loading of the atmosphere.This event is free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at or (607) 274-3787.
We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

For those from off-campus who are unfamiliar with the Ithaca College campus, here is a link to:
Driving directions to Ithaca College
Please note important information about the detour around the Clinton Street of Route 96B South:  (That detoured route MAY be back open by Nov 28th, but it is best to be prepared).Here is the link to a PDF version of the Ithaca College campus map:
Williams HALL is building # 8 on this map.

Free visitor parking is located just off the main campus entrance – turn right at the traffic circle and make the first right turn into the visitor parking lot. Just tell the parking booth attendant that you are here for a campus presentation in Williams Hall. They can direct you. Please note that Williams HALL is the not the same building as the Peggy R. Williams Center, which you will see from the parking lot. It’s not a far walk.

If you have mobility issues, note that there is handicap parking in E lot near Williams Hall. Please refer to the parking map:

Call-In Day to Governor Cuomo

When: View in Calendar » November 15, 2012 (all-day)
Where: 1-866-584-6799
Contact: 1-866-584-6799
Categories: Counties
Tags: anti-fracking Governor Cuomo New York phone

On November 15th, join thousands of people across New York for a Call-in Day to Governor Cuomo. We are tracking the number of calls by using 1-866-584-6799 which transfers into the Governor’s phone lines but allows us to know – and publicize – the exact number of calls that go into the Governor’s office. We will need you — our allies and coalition partners — to enlist your own members, supporters, friends and neighbors in this call-in day. A half-page flier and other information will be forthcoming.

Thanks for all you do!

Faith Vigils rescheduled: A Spiritual Call to Ban Fracking

When: View in Calendar » November 14, 2012 (all-day)
Where: TBA
Contact: Eric Weltman of Food & Water Watch
Tags: anti-fracking faith Fracking fracking ban

We have recruited over 300 faith leaders against fracking and are still seeking more. On Wednesday, November 14th, we will be hosting “A Spiritual Call to Ban Fracking: Vigils to Protect Our Sacred Land & Water.”
For more information, contact Eric Weltman at Food & Water 718-943-9085.
The exact locations will be announced in the next few days.

Statewide Conference Call

When: View in Calendar » November 8, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: (559) 726-1200; code: 776632
Categories: Counties
Tags: anti-fracking ban Fracking New York state

We will be giving an update on the current political situation, we’ll hear about the work of grassroots members of the coalition, and discuss initiatives that will move us forward to ban fracking in our state!

Please join us! Here’s the call information:
Thursday, November 8 @ 7:00 pm.
(559) 726-1200; code: 776632

Ongoing Peaceful Curbside Protest

When: View in Calendar » November 7, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Repeats: Daily until October 24, 2017
Where: In front of Avon DEC office, Avon, NY 14414, USA
Categories: Livingston
Tags: anti-fracking DEC direct action Fracking peaceful protest

In front of Avon DEC office
Rts 5 and 20, Avon, NY

Wednesdays 4 – 6pm & Saturdays 10 – 12 am

Join the vigil…bring your signs or borrow ours

(this is not a rally or a very organized action, we are simply sending our No Fracking Way Message to passers-by while maintaining a constant and reliable presence in the right-of-way lawn area of the DEC)

Effects of Hydrofracking on our Community

When: View in Calendar » October 25, 2012 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: Interlaken Elementary School Auditorium, 8326 Main St, Interlaken,NY 14847, USA
Categories: Seneca
Tags: anti-fracking Dr. Anthony Ingraffea Dr. Bill Podulka hydrofracking Sandra Steingraber
Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Dr. Bill Podulka

Celebrate the Slottjes Antifrackathon Picnic

When: View in Calendar » September 16, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: 1676 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca,NY 14850, USA
Cost: Bring a dish to share, & a few-or-many dollars to donate
Categories: Tompkins
Tags: anti-fracking antifrackathon Aro Veno hydrofracking John Burger and Forest Slottje
Celebrate the Slottjes Antifrackathon Picnic this Sunday, 4 pm at 1676 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca (actually Dryden, red house between SPCA and Monkey Run) NY 14850. Music!
RSVP if you can.
Can’t attend, want to support the Slottjes?
Donate online at or send a check to CEDC Inc POB 898 Ithaca NY 14851.
On our Facebook page, check Events for more details. Children welcome, calm dogs, we’ll set up a silent auction area as needed (preferred: local, sustainable goods and services). Fb link:
Press – contact for guidelines.
Music: Aro Veno, John Burger & Forest, others welcome! Acoustic only – sylvan setting.

Freedom from Toxic Fracking Waste: National Rally Day

When: View in Calendar » September 12, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Auburn City Hall, 24 South St, Auburn,NY 13021, USA
Categories: Counties
Tags: action anti-fracking Auburn gas drilling hydraulic fracturing hydrofracking rally

On September 12, 2012 a national coalition of local coordinators and groups in communities across America will hold simultaneous rallies throughout the day to shine light on the numerous problems associated with toxic fracking waste and its disposal, including its links to earthquakes, spills, and leaks.


Wednesday September 12th

 6- 7 pm

Auburn City Hall

24 South Street  Auburn NY 13021

Come join us Wednesday evening and make some noise about fracking waste. Learn about what is happening even here and now in Cayuga County with the poisons produced by hundreds of existing vertical wells.   Imagine the effects of this waste magnified a millionfold with high volume drilling. 

The Government Office of Accountability paper on Produced Water makes no distinction between conventional and unconventional waste.  The sole distinction is volume. 

Learn about our three active injection disposal wells in NYS – one just 8 miles from Auburn, 3/4 mile from the shore of Cayuga Lake and Montezuma Wildlife Refuge.  Mary Menapace will share what she has learned from EPA documents on particulars of these wells. 

Terry Cuddy will share what is going on with Auburn City Council’s recent ban then rescission of the ban on discharging untreated vertical well frackwaste into the outlet of Owasco Lake that ultimately flows to Lake Ontario.  Written info will be available.

Stay tuned for other speakers

Bring signs,  banners, bells, drums, pots and pans and let’s make some noise about the frackwaste being sent downstream and injected into the earth in our home right here and now.  

Let’s let Auburn City Hall, Governor Cuomo and President Obama know, like other good people across the country,  we will not be sitting still and quiet for the fracking of our home.  We will not allow it. 

Come Wednesday evening and be part of this national event against the poisons of fracking.

For supper:  supporting the local businesses – there are some very good eateries in Auburn – on Genesee St. alone, one block over – Dadabbo’s Pizza, Parkers (pub), Bambino’s ( Italian), and tex-mex Mesa Grande Taqueria.  And the always great Connie’s (authentic SanAntonio tex mex) down the road on Wall St. 

Support No Fracking in the city of Elmira

When: View in Calendar » August 23, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Live Well, 408 W Church St, Elmira,NY 14901, USA
Categories: Chemung
Tags: anti-fracking Elmira Gasland The Sky is Pink
along with a gathering of folks who support no fracking in the city of Elmira
Thursday, August 23
6:00 PM
Live Well
408 West Church Street, Elmira
(plenty of parking in the back)

Please come! Bring your friends!
Petitions available to sign for those supporting no fracking in Elmira

The evening is offered as a vital and under-represented perspective on fracking in the Southern Tier

This is a friendly gathering. You are invited to come and learn more or share ideas, thoughts, and concerns.

Thursday, August 23 at 6PM, Margie Rodgers and Seamus Kennedy will host a showing of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Gasland” by director Josh Fox, as well as his 17-minute film “The Sky Is Pink” which focuses in on the fracking issue in New York State.
Reception and nibbles at 6pm in the Living Room at Live Well, hear what’s going on in our area at 6:30 with Doug Couchon.
Films begin at 7pm sharp, with THE SKY IS PINK first. GASLAND to follow Stay for one or both. FREE and all are welcome, especially if you haven’t seen either film yet!
Tell your friends! We have room for about 40 people at cozy level. Email Margiehg@hotmail.comfor more information (RSVP would be nice!)
Live Well: Upstate Center for Natural Healh is Elmira’s newest center for massage, acupuncture, yoga, naturopathy and more! 408 West Water St, Elmira. Plenty of parking in the back.)