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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:26 PM

Local Environmentalist filmmaker (Jon Bowermaster) Hydrofracking in Hudson Valley,NY

Local filmmaker takes on hydrofracking


There’s a lot of anti-fracking sentiment is the Hudson Valley. Many people show their opposition to the controversial natural gas extraction method with a bumper sticker. Some go as far as putting election-style signs on their lawns. A few organize rallies and some people attend those.

And if you’re a world-renowned documentary filmmaker like Jon Bowermaster, you make a documentary about it. Bowermaster, a Stone Ridge resident, together with Natalie Merchant, has made a film about the dangers of fracking called “Dear Governor Cuomo.”
The movie is directed at the governor because many fracking opponents fear Cuomo will lift the current moratorium on fracking. The film chronicles both an anti-fracking rally and a separate concert that took place in Albany on the same day in May.


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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:48 PM

1. Hello! Pennsylvania here!

While we face a legal battle over Act 13, which is another way of saying Governor Tom Corbett's ALEC based blow job to the oil and gas industry, I want to know (from anyone) -

Is there a "right" method proven for hydrofacturing this Marcellus Shale Rock?

I'd gladly considering it while waiting for "the science" to prove, but I have this giant piece of legislation up my ass, and we have to do something before it's too late!


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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:29 PM

3. Hello Hudson Valley Neighbor!

Although, Stone Ridge dies not lie on the Marcellus shale formation, and therefore has no chance of being fracked, it's good that someone like this cares. It figures that he lives in a neighboring town.

I believe that the demonstrations against fracking, as well as the efforts of radio station WAMC, (who gets both sides to speak) have been having an influence on Cuomo.
Last I heard they are postponing any decision for at least ANOTHER YEAR.
Perhaps the more that we can make them spend on PR for their sharks to send out to the public, the more chance we have to get out the truth, and have fracking banned here in NY. And if NY bans it, others will follow.

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