PART–2: Vera and her lawyers held an afternoon telephone press conference in Craig Stevens’ home after the Court hearing on the morning of Monday, March 24, 2014 in Montrose, Pennsylvania. The hearing and telephone press conference was about the scope of the injunction, or Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), that the …Continue Reading
Asha Canalos Speaking at: PSC HEARING ON CPV VALLEY PETITION CPV Valley intends to own and build and operate a gas powered power plant in Orange County Please see after hearing comments. Youtube “NYS PSC ALJ Paul Agresta on Why it is useless to argue Health, Environment, Siting, Property” http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=zZLhUlIe_Qc …Continue Reading
This was an incident which occurred at the Afton NY FERC hearing on the Draft EIS for the Constitution Pipeline, CP13-499. This is the third night that union bullies were bussed in from up to 125 miles away to threaten, harass, and intimidate intervenors, citizens, and landowers who came to …Continue Reading
This video was posted 4-5-2014 by Sharon Sims-Belvin. We rotated the image for Sharon and added the original text (below). This morning about 9:45 a.m. in Fort Worth. The kids and I were headed to the flower shop this morning, when I noticed my heart started racing, beating very, very …Continue Reading
April 3, 2014. Blue Ridge High School, New Milford, Pa. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) public hearing on the proposed Constitution pipeline. Monday is the deadline for comments. Go to http://stopthepipeline for links. Camera: Bill Huston, Heriberto Rodríguez, edited by Cris McConkey. Index: 1. 00:00:12 Michael Snow]Local Union Steward, Binghamton, …Continue Reading
April 2, 2014. Afton NY High School. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) public hearing on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Constitution pipeline. CP13-499 Monday is the deadline for comments. http://stopthepipeline for links. Camera/Edit: Bill Huston Email this pageContinue Reading
Video by Cris McConkey and Heriberto Rodríguez. Press conference Monday, March 14, 2014. Susquehanna County Court House, Montrose, Pa. Five months ago, Cabot Oil & Gas got an injunction barring Citizen journalist and environmental activist Vera Scroggins from setting foot an land owned or leased by Cabot, about 40% of the county. She was in court today, along with her attorneys Scott Michelman of Public Citizen, and Gerald Kinchy of Sayre, arguing for a repeal of the injunction, or baring that, a narrowing of its scope. For years, Ms. Scroggins has videotaped operations at drilling sites and compressor stations.
Here is a partial transcript of an exchange during the press conference between the attorneys captured on this video:
Amy Barrette, Esq., counsel for Cabot Oil & Gas: Cabot was never trying to keep her off these properties.
Scott Michelman, Esq., counsel for Vera Scroggins: I think it is difficult to claim that you weren’t trying to …that you weren’t going for the order than you proposed in October. My understanding is that you wrote that order. Maybe that’s incorrect and correct me if I am wrong. But the order that you wrote was the order the court entered in October, is my understanding. And if that’s true, then for you to claim that you wanted something narrower… if you wanted something narrower then you should have proposed something narrow. Now we appreciate that you have proposed something narrower, and as we said we are willing to work with you. We hope that something narrower will be entered as a result of today’s proceedings, and we hope that we are able to work this out in a manner that respects Cabot’s legitimate interests while not trampling my client’s rights.
Amy Barrette: And I understand… I believe if you had read our petition, that had you read the hearing transcript, you would see that we at never, at one time ever asked to keep Ms. Scroggins off of a hospital, or from her friends’ homes. It was very specific what we sought in that petition…
Scott Michelman: Did you draft the order?
Amy Barrette: It was very specific what was in our petition and what was at the hearing.
Scott Michelman: Did you draft the order that was entered in October? Do I have that wrong?
Amy Barrette: I’m going to tell you It’s very simple. Look at the petition, and look at what was presented at the hearing.
Scott Michelman: The order as entered, did you draft it?
Amy Barrette: Yes, and the order was not sought to keep her from the hospital or many of those other places.
Scott Michelman: It didn’t say no hospitals, no grocery stores, no frieind’s homes. It said …it’s language was categorical. If you wanted something different, you should have drafted it more carefully, If you didn’t like what the court entered, you should have moved to modify it. You could have done that.Continue Reading
On Saturday, March 15, 2014 Governor Cuomo attended an informational meeting at Binghamton University to promote ” Emergency Preparedness” for Gas Drilling. He was greeted by number of concerned constituents urging him to protect our health, environment and BAN FRACKING in New York State. Testimonials of water contamination by: Gerri …Continue Reading
RALLY in Watkins Glen to Save Seneca Lake, March 17 at the Village Marina. First video is rally. Second video is march and water ceremony.
Join us for a family-friendly walk through Watkins Glen to speak out against the gas storage and transport facility that is being planned by Inergy/Crestwood. A decision is close to being made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) about the fate of Seneca Lake, and the plan to turn it into an industrial gas site. Help us show our support for the folks who have tirelessly fought this fight on our behalf. Take a walk to show our solidarity and our desire to Save Seneca Lake!
This also commemorates the one year anniversary of the “SENECA LAKE 12″, who were arrested for trespassing at Inergy/Crestwood in an act of civil disobedience on March 18, 2013. This brought national and international attention to the Finger Lakes region for those who oppose gas storage on the shores of Seneca Lake. Many residents, business owners and visitors from out of town have concerns that industrialization by the gas industry will destroy the tourism, beatific scenery and cause air and traffic pollution to the region.
“It’s difficult to watch an out-of-state company with profits in mind change the landscape of Seneca Lake with flare stacks, congested truck traffic, brine ponds and liquid petroleum gas storage in old salt mines. Who would want to vacation here with the noise, air and traffic pollution? Especially since this area has recently been called “A place to visit before you die” says Margie Rodgers, one of the Seneca Lake 12.
“We have exhausted every avenue within the political system to get our voices heard” said Gas Free Seneca co-founder Joseph Campbell. “yet over 100 businesses recently convened at Seneca in the Balance Forum to send the message that Seneca Lake is not a place for gas storage.”
This peaceful rally starts at 5:00 at the Village Marina Parking lot (behind the Harbor Hotel). We will walk up Franklin Street and end on the Pier with a Candle light vigil and Water Ceremony Song, taught to us by Sharon Day, a Native American Water Woman who led us in an ancient and sacred Prayer Walk around Seneca Lake this fall.Continue Reading
Terry Greenwood’s presentation at our public Farm Forum “Hydrofracking & Agriculture — The Promise & the Reality” in March 2011. He was so impressed by the Finger Lakes. He described the interaction with the gas company who hydrofracked his Washing County farm. “I like all these waters around here. And …Continue Reading
Kevin Bernstein, Crestwood Midstream says the reason for the gas storage facility at Seneca Lake is due to the fact that the TEPPCO pipeline was reversed to deliver NGLs from wet-gas areas in Marcellus to Texas for refining. Email this pageContinue Reading
Tompkins County Council of Governments (TCCOG) presents: “NY’s ENERGY PLAN: Scaling up Renewable Energy or Business as Usual?” March 5, 2014, Tompkins County Public Library. Governor Cuomo’s Draft 2014 NY Energy Plan sets some bold goals for clean energy and increased efficiency, however it also predicts continued and accelerated expansion of natural gas infrastructure in NY. This public forum looks at what’s in and not in the plan. Everyone concerned about climate change and in favor of switching to renewable energy sources should make comments on this Plan.
Jackson Morris, Senior Energy & Climate Analyst with NRDC; former senior policy analyst with Pace Law School’s Energy & Climate Center. He has worked to advance clean energy policies for many years.
Dr. Brice Smith, Associate Professor and Chair of Physics at SUNY Cortland, former senior scientist at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. His work has focused on renewable and sustainable energy systems for over a decade.
Moderated by Dr. Tony Ingraffea, Cornell University.
To see the Draft of the 2014 NY Energy Plan, go to http://energyplan.ny.govContinue Reading
Video by The Environment TV. THE PHILADELPHIA NO KXL CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE ACTION By about 3 PM, on Monday, March 10, 2014, 29 people were arrested in a civil disobedience action while protesting against the Keystone XL pipeline (KXL) at the federal building on Arch and 6th. Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. …Continue Reading
Prev and Next buttons in player above skip to chapters like a DVD remote but do not appear on the player when viewed on mobile devices; you may find navigation easier on our YouTube channel using links below: [/tab] Please visit http://GasFreeSeneca.com for more details about this event. Email this …Continue Reading
Video by Charlie Olson, The Envirinment TV. The On February 25, 2014, the New York State Public Service Commission held hearings in Middletown, NY, to get public comments on the proposed construction of a fracked-gaspower plant in Orange County by Competitive Power Ventures (CPV). This 30 minute video shows much …Continue Reading
Video by Leland Snyder. NYS PSC ALJ Paul Agresta on Why it is useless to argue Health, Environment, Siting, Property to the New York public service commission. After testimony was given for the hearing on CPV Valley petition. A brief discussion ensued with concerned citizens on what is the scope …Continue Reading
Video by Heriberto Rodriguez. Discussion on Cortland County “Ash for Trash” proposal. CCTVS (County, City, Towns, Villages, Schools) meeting February 26, 2014 in Cortland, NY. Cortland County Legislators Tom Hartnett and John Troy give an overview and answer questions regarding the proposed “Ash for Trash” deal with Onondaga County. Email …Continue Reading
http://www.gdacoalition.org A video by Scott Cannon People living by the Chapin Dehydration Station in Monroe Township, Pennsylvania are going through hell. From loud gas releases in the middle of the night, to constant vibrations shaking their homes, its one problem after another. “The opinions expressed in this video do not …Continue Reading
Gas Drilling Wastes in Local Landfills, Wed., Feb. 26, 7:00 pm, Elmira Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo1TDxDrIRYoctMHnZcCcctCBeoeSQDKp An informational program on issues involved in taking gas drilling wastes in Southern Tier landfills will be held Wed., Feb. 26 at 7:00 pm at the Steele Memorial Library, 101 E Church St. in Elmira. The …Continue Reading
Public Hearing on Chemung Landfill expansion, January 30, 2014, Legislative Chambers, John H. Hazlett Building, Elmira, NY. These public statement are not complete as I arrived late. Comments on the Chemung County Legislature’s draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the expansion are due Tues., March 4. To read the draft …Continue Reading
Video by Heriberto Rodriguez. Should Cortland County accept incinerator ash from Syracuse in its landfill? The so-called “ash for trash” deal is not a done deal. The Village of McGraw lies below the county landfill, which is in the recharge zone of a sole source aquifer. Many citizen’s are voicing …Continue Reading
Video by Vera Scroggins. PSC held two public statement hearings on a petition by Williams Field Services Company and DMP New York, Inc. seek permission to construct approximately 9.5 mile, 16 inch underground gas gathering pipeline parallel to their existing pipeline in the Town of Windsor, NY.. Applicants say additional …Continue Reading
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