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Fri Feb 10, 2012, 02:57 PM

Anti-Fracking Alert!

(Note: This is an alert going out in NYS. I told the author that I would post it on DU, in hope that people here -- including non-NYS residents -- would be willing to make the requested contacts.

I have a series of medical tests scheduled next week. I'm anticipating the "go-ahead" to engage in a second hunger strike, this time at Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s office. I hope to post an OP soon that documents why the grass roots is unhappy with Robert, who is splitting the coaltion of grass roots groups & the larger "environmental advocacy" corporations/organizations.

Thanks for your support! Your friend, Pat)

NYRAD EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT!!!

Governor Cuomo says a decision to allow Marcellus Shale horizontal hydrofracking might be made in as little as 8 short weeks!!!

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), in their RDSGEIS comments to the DEC, suggest 2 disturbing alternatives, both of which could endanger the Southern Tier: 1) - A "Demonstration Project" alternative in which up to 300 wells could be drilled in 3 years prior to adopting a statewide HVHF drilling program and 2) - A "Special Places Off Limits to Drilling" alternative that would protect NYC, Syracuse, Catskills, Fingerlakes, Delaware River Water Gap and Cooperstown Corridor but NOT protect the Southern Tier.

The grassroots are 100% UNITED: No FRACKING Demonstration Project, and EQUAL PROTECTION FOR ALL NEW YORKERS

Call and email Kate Sinding and Eric Goldstein (please see their contact info below) and
1. DEMAND that they retract the comments and
2. Publicly declare opposition to ANY Demonstration project, anywhere in NYS,
in an open letter to Gov. Cuomo.
3. Tell them to sign THE WITHDRAW THE DSGEIS COALITION LETTER
4. Request that they sign the Defacto Moratorium Pledge. Accept No Excuses: Tell them that if they are truly interested in protecting us there is no reason for them to NOT sign the pledge!!!

The de facto moratorium pledge:
Given the irreparable harm that shale gas extraction could wreak on New York's environment and public health, I request that Governor Cuomo maintain DEC's de facto moratorium on Marcellus Shale horizontal hydrofracturing until there is a consensus among all local, state and federal authorities as well as potentially impacted parties that the 17 major shortcomings documented in the Withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS Coalition Letter have been fully resolved.

The full coalition letter with over 22,000 signatures can be found at:
http://toxicstargeting.com/MarcellusShale/cuomo/coalition_letter/2011

In addition to Robert F. Kennedy's position as lead attorney for NRDC and with Riverkeeper and Catskill Mountain Keeper, He and Kate Sinding also are members of Gov. Cuomo's Hydrofracking Advisory Panel. We Need EVERY ONE of the members of this panel to sign the pledge.

Please Call and Email at least these 4 of them. Be polite but firm:

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Esq.
Senior Attorney for Natural Resources Defense Council,
Clinical Professor/Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law's Environmental Litigation Clinic.
Chief Prosecuting Attorney, Riverkeeper
Webform: http://www.robertfkennedyjr.com/contact.html
Phone: 914-422-4343 (Pace University - please ask for his secretary, Mary Beth Postman)

Kate Sinding, Esq.
Deputy Director of the Urban Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Email: ksinding@nrdc.org
Phone: 212-727-2700

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo
New York State Assembly Representative, 126th District
Email: LupardoD@assembly.state.ny.us
Phone: 607-723-9047 (Binghamton), 518-455-5431 (Albany)

Senator Thomas W. Libous
New York State Senator, 52nd District
Email: senator@senatorlibous.com
Phone: 607-773-8771

Eric A. Goldstein, Esq.
Environmental Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
Email: egoldstein@nrdc.org
Phone: 212-727-2700

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H2O Man Feb 2012 OP
redqueen Feb 2012 #1
Uncle Joe Feb 2012 #2
Little Star Feb 2012 #3
H2O Man Feb 2012 #5
sabrina 1 Feb 2012 #7
Little Star Feb 2012 #8
spanone Feb 2012 #4
sabrina 1 Feb 2012 #6
H2O Man Feb 2012 #9
ellisonz Feb 2012 #10
H2O Man Feb 2012 #11
ellisonz Feb 2012 #12
H2O Man Feb 2012 #13
H2O Man Feb 2012 #14
H2O Man Feb 2012 #15
hootinholler Feb 2012 #16
H2O Man Feb 2012 #17
WillyT Feb 2012 #18
SalviaBlue Feb 2012 #19

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 02:59 PM

1. Thanks for the contact details!

And K&R

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 03:05 PM

2. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the headsup, H2O Man.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 03:06 PM

3. Thanks! I was wondering about...

Do you think the LeRoy, NY thing might be due to fracking? Have you been aware of what is going on there? I know you've been pretty busy.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 03:09 PM

5. I have been

reading quite a bit about it. There is a possibility that either or both of the large spills of toxic industrial wastes is the cause of the young ladies' symptoms.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 03:56 PM

7. I just read about that in another thread here. Odd that it has not received

much media attention.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 04:06 PM

8. I just saw that thread and posted in it. It is very odd...

that it has not received much media attention.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 03:09 PM

4. k&r...

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 03:14 PM

6. Thank you for the contacts, I will pass them around.

I do not know what to think of RFK Jr. He has always been such an advocate for the environment. If he does not join the protests against fracking, that will discredit him badly, imho. Let's hope he's just trying on the inside to get some agreement where he has influence but doesn't want to publicly divide the party.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 04:24 PM

9. I just called RFK, Jr's office .....

I spoke with Mary Beth's secretary, who was very nice. I informed her that, unless I hear from Robert very soon, I will be coming to Pace to engage in another hunger strike. She said that she would make sure that Robert got the message before leaving today.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 04:43 PM

10. K & R

Eat something!

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 05:25 PM

11. I'm eating

and trying to regain some strength. Next week, I have two days' worth of medical tests, which my doctor ordered to see what shape my insides are in .... but that I will submit to, in order to determine when I can begin the second hunger strike.

I'm getting old. The divide between memories of my past strength and current weakness is large, and certainly frustrating. But I'll do the best I can.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 05:32 PM

12. Excellent.

The human body as you're discovering is a very delicate organism. Listen to the good doctors. I understand there are limits to what one can accept, but living to fight another day is always a good policy for victory. It's the basic strategy of all good insurgencies. Aloha

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 08:36 PM

13. kick

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 09:25 AM

14. day two kick

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 09:48 AM

15. Monday, Monday ......

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 11:39 AM

16. I wish there was a way to track journals like in DU2 friends

I wouldn't have missed this for this long.

IIRC the headwaters of both the Allegheny and Susquehanna Rivers are in southern NYS?

I don't get why Mr Kennedy isn't on board with the people on this issue.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 08:29 PM

17. He is scheduled

to call me tomorrow; I'm hoping to set up a meeting, either in Broome County or at Pace.

My wife had a doctors appointment today, and was hospitalized. So it will be hectic.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 09:11 PM

18. K & R !!! - Thank You !!!




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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 10:04 PM

19. k&r

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