Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
JOSH FOX,International WOW Company
TUESDAY, JULY 29
7 PM AT SUNY ONEONTA
Written & directed by JOSH FOX and the INTERNATIONAL WOW COMPANY
GASLAND DIRECTOR JOSH FOX
CO-SPONSORED, Advocates for Morris, Otsego 2000, Butternut Valley Alliance, Brewery Ommegang and Sustainable Otsego
TUESDAYat the Hunt Union Ballroom at SUNY Oneonta at 7:00pm
Featuring Josh Fox, John
NEW YORK, New York (June 30, 2014) – Oscar-Nominated and Emmy-Winning filmmaker and activist Josh Fox, together with International WOW Company, will present a workshop presentation of “The Solutions Grassroots Tour.”
The production is an interactive music, theater, and film event that motivates towns to adopt renewable energy solutions for individual, community, and commercial settings, as well as campaign for pro-renewable energy legislation.
Thave an opportunity to
Eventually, the piece will travel all across New York State and serve as a model for the rest of the
Tickets available online: $10 per person--or 99 cents if you bring your utility bill.
About Josh Fox
, and is availible for interviews
Monday, June 30, 2014
JUNE 30, 2014 ONEONTA DAILY STAR
Towns allowed to Ban Fracking
--- The Daily Star
Local governments in New York have the authority to zone out gas drilling and other forms of heavy industry, the state's highest court decided today in a 5-2 ruling that grew out of challenges brought against fracking bans enacted by the towns of Middlefield and Dryden.
The Court of Appeals signaled in the majority decision that it was not focused on the merits of the bans but on the legal authority of the towns to enact keep out drilling - a move the industry claimed superceded their authority.
"The towns both studied the issue and acted within their home rule powers in determining that gas drilling would permanently alter and adversely affect the deliberately-cultivated, small-town character of their communities," according to the majority ruling
"This is a victory for both home rule and our towns," Middlefield Town Supervisor David Bliss told The Daily Star.
Middlefield's ban, enacted in 2011, was challenged by Cooperstown Holstein Corp. The company is owned by Middlefield dairy farmer Jennifer Huntington. She had leased her farm land to a gas company she said was only interested in placing a conventional gas well on her land, not an operation involving the more controversial process known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing for natural gas trapped deep within the earth under layers of shale.
Dryden's ban was challenged by Norse Energy, a company based in Norway.
More than 170 towns, cities and villages in New York have enacted either moratoriums or bans on drilling since Middlefield and Dryden became among the first in the state to keep out drilling.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
2014 HYDRO-FRACKING DAY OF ACTION
Come to Albany on May 12, 2014, for a Fracking Lobby Day!We need action to protect New York from fracking! Join us on May 12 to talk to legislators about fracking, its waste, infrastructure, and the need for a comprehensive health impact assessment.
|9:00am - 9:30am||Registration and Check-In - Hearing Room A
Coffee and Bagels in LOB 211
|9:30am - 10:30am||Issue Briefing|
|11:00am – 3:00pm||Lobby Visits|
|3:00pm||Drop off report forms/check-out - Hearing Room A|
Sponsors:Advocates for Morris * Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy * Center for Environmental Health * Citizens Campaign for the Environment * Environmental Advocates of New York * Otsego 2000 * Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter * ShaleshockCNY
- Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium (A. 5424A/S.4263A)
- Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing (A.1685/S.673)
- Road spreading bill (S.3333A)
- Landfill/WWTP bill (S.5412/A.7497)
- Hazardous Waste Loophole (S.674/A.1046)
Questions or problems with registration? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.