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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:43 AM

H2O Man got a mention in the DemocracyNow! headlines this morning:

EPA to Deliver Fresh Water to Homes Impacted by Fracking

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to begin delivering fresh water to four homes in northeastern Pennsylvania where water wells have been contaminated by the natural gas drilling technique known as fracking. Some of the water was found to be polluted with cancer-causing arsenic and synthetic chemicals. Meanwhile, a New York man named Patrick McElligott has entered his eighth day on a hunger strike against fracking. McElligott is expected to speak today at the Hydrofracking Day of Action in Albany, New York.

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/1/23/headlines

Go over there and share it, maybe they'll follow up.

Go, Pat!

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Reply H2O Man got a mention in the DemocracyNow! headlines this morning: (Original post)
EFerrari Jan 2012 OP
WillyT Jan 2012 #1
spanone Jan 2012 #2
Hell Hath No Fury Jan 2012 #3
Motown_Johnny Jan 2012 #4
EFerrari Jan 2012 #6
livetohike Jan 2012 #5
ChazII Jan 2012 #7
PA Democrat Jan 2012 #8
barbtries Jan 2012 #9
EFerrari Jan 2012 #10
Snotcicles Jan 2012 #25
EFerrari Jan 2012 #35
Wind Dancer Jan 2012 #11
EFerrari Jan 2012 #12
jsmirman Jan 2012 #17
EFerrari Jan 2012 #21
malaise Jan 2012 #13
WilliamPitt Jan 2012 #14
EFerrari Jan 2012 #16
jsmirman Jan 2012 #18
WilliamPitt Jan 2012 #19
MinervaX Jan 2012 #23
WilliamPitt Jan 2012 #24
countryjake Jan 2012 #26
JitterbugPerfume Jan 2012 #28
Uncle Joe Jan 2012 #15
suffragette Jan 2012 #20
countryjake Jan 2012 #22
JitterbugPerfume Jan 2012 #27
EFerrari Jan 2012 #34
annabanana Jan 2012 #29
EFerrari Jan 2012 #30
Solly Mack Jan 2012 #31
ellisonz Jan 2012 #32
sabrina 1 Jan 2012 #33

Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:44 AM

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

 


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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:44 AM

2. k&r...

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:44 AM

3. We're with you, Patrick!

 

Stay strong!

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:45 AM

4. Any idea if there is a live feed for where he is speaking?

 

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:48 AM

6. I don't know but @riverkeepers_ny would know, if you are on Twitter.

They are part of the event.

ETA: I thought Pat said the rally was at 10 am his time, which means, nearly two hours ago. But maybe someone taped it.

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:46 AM

5. Great! Thank you H2O Man n/t

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:49 AM

7. H2O Man,

Another post of thanks for your voice.

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:52 AM

8. I was just about to post the same thing.

Amy Goodman mentions H2O Man at around the 12:20 mark in her broadcast. It would be great to see coverage of today's rally in Albany!

http://www.democracynow.org/

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:55 AM

9. i did share it.

i hope H20 Man's health is good!

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Response to barbtries (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:58 AM

10. Great, thanks. n/t

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Response to barbtries (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:47 PM

25. me shared too. nt

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Response to Snotcicles (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:33 PM

35. Thanks, Snotcicles.

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:58 AM

11. K & R!

So glad Amy mentioned H20 Man. This is great news.

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:59 PM

12. Here's an article about the anti-fracking folks in New York state, posted today at Salon.

Fracking: The new front of Occupy
Ellen Cantarow

(This originally appeared on TomDispatch)

This is a story about water, the land surrounding it, and the lives it sustains. Clean water should be a right: There is no life without it. New York is what you might call a “water state.” Its rivers and their tributaries only start with the St. Lawrence, the Hudson, the Delaware and the Susquehanna. The best known of its lakes are Great Lakes Erie and Ontario, Lake George and the Finger Lakes. Its brooks, creeksand trout streams are fishermen’s lore.

Far below this rippling wealth there’s a vast, rocky netherworld called the Marcellus Shale. Stretching through southern New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the shale contains bubbles of methane, the remains of life that died 400 million years ago. Gas corporations have lusted for the methane in the Marcellus since at least 1967 when one of them plotted with the Atomic Energy Agency to explode a nuclear bomb to unleash it. That idea died, but it’s been reborn in the form of a technology invented by Halliburton Corporation: high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing — “fracking” for short.

Fracking uses prodigious amounts of water laced with sand and a startling menu of poisonous chemicals to blast the methane out of the shale. At hyperbaric bomb-like pressures, this technology propels five to seven million gallons of sand-and-chemical-laced water a mile or so down a well bore into the shale.

Up comes the methane — along with about a million gallons of wastewater containing the original fracking chemicals and other substances that were also in the shale, among them radioactive elements and carcinogens. There are 400,000 such wells in the United States. Surrounded by rumbling machinery, serviced by tens of thousands of diesel trucks, this nightmare technology for energy release has turned rural areas in 34 U.S. states into toxic industrial zones.

http://www.salon.com/2012/01/23/fracking_the_new_front_of_occupy/

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:26 PM

17. Do you want to post that to the FB page

or should I do it?

Like I said, any help on finding stuff that should be on that page - please - please, by all means

And any suggestions for things I should be doing with it - always welcome

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:55 PM

21. Please go ahead with this one. I'm out for a while.

Thank you, Jsmirman.

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:00 PM

13. Sweet

Go Waterman!!!

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:06 PM

14. I heard from him over the weekend

 

He sounds like he's hanging tough. Hopefully I will have an update to post later in the day.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:12 PM

16. Thanks, Will.

This is a big action day for the anti-fracking folks, I hear.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:27 PM

18. William - can I post your updates on the FB page?

I asked this elsewhere, but want to maximize my chances of reaching you.

I'm guessing it would be ok with you, but I don't want to appropriate anything you wrote (for consumption here at DU) without your permission.

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:29 PM

19. Absolutely

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:11 PM

23. Is that what the boxing glove icons are for?

 

I saw a picture of Patrick in the ring.

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Response to MinervaX (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:11 PM

24. Yup

 

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Response to MinervaX (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:49 PM

26. Here's some detail on the new boxing avatars...

Trumad gives instructions on how to add it.


http://metamorphosis.democraticunderground.com/1002172907

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:58 PM

28. thanks Will

I have no idea of how many times I have depended on you over the years to make things clear

Just wanted you to know___

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:10 PM

15. Kudos to H2O Man.

Thanks for the thread, EFerrari.

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:32 PM

20. K&R

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:08 PM

22. Thanks to Amy Goodman for covering Patrick...

this hunger strike does need national exposure.

I will share her report where I can.

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:53 PM

27. I haven't watched it yet

but it is on DVR . Pat is a treasure and he deserves our un erring love and support

love you Pat

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Response to JitterbugPerfume (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:42 AM

34. Amy's show is available at her site in segments every day, if you are able to stream it.

I like that because you can choose among the headlines or the three stories they cover in depth without having to wade through everything unless you want to.

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:06 PM

29. shared k&r. . .n/t

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Response to annabanana (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:10 AM

30. Thank you, annabanana.



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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:13 AM

31. K&R

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:31 AM

32. K & R

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:36 AM

33. Very good news.

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